Danville, VA - Danville is gearing up for a first-of-its-kind business development event.IdeaFest will feature a start-up skills workshop, a networking hour, and a business pitch competition.
Twenty-five entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges and potential investors.
The first prize winner will take home $3,000 and 25 hours of business consulting services.
Organizers hope the event will jump-start a new wave of entrepreneurship in Danville.
"This is a big part of economic development for Danville. It's going to be attracting entrepreneurs's, starting businesses, and providing jobs. We need to do everything we can to compete with other areas, " said Organizing Committee Member Jacob Daniel.
You can register now at ideafestdanville.com. The event is February 28.