Rising Tide Capital Extends the 2016 Start Something Challenge Deadline to June 30, 2016

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New Jersey’s Entrepreneurs still have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash and prizes

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We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from the competition, and we want to make sure that they are able to get their entries in comfortably.

New Jersey’s entrepreneurs and small business owners still have the opportunity to enter the 2016 Start Something Challenge (SSC), as the competition’s deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM on Thursday June 30, 2016.

Hosted by Rising Tide Capital, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs to start and grow successful small businesses, the SSC is a business pitch competition with more than $25,000 in cash and prizes for New Jersey’s entrepreneurs, including a $10,000 first prize.

“We had so many calls from people who were asking us if it was too late to enter the competition, that we decided to go ahead and extend the deadline,” said Esther Fraser, Director of Communications at Rising Tide Capital. “We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from the competition, and we want to make sure that they are able to get their entries in comfortably.”

To enter the SSC, entrepreneurs must create a 30-second video about their business or business idea using the online tool ANIMOTO. Next, they need to write a 150-word business description and upload both the video and description to the Start Something Challenge website and YouTube.

As soon as they enter the competition, they may begin promoting their videos. The six entrepreneurs with the most video views in each of the 5 sectors by noon on July 6, will move on in the competition. After another round of viewing and voting, 10 entrepreneurs, 2 from each sector will pitch their businesses before a group of judges on July 28.

Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about the competition should visit the website http://www.StartSomethingChallenge.org or email SSC(at)RisingTideCapital(dot)org.

The Start Something Challenge (SSC) is a statewide pitch competition and business strengthening opportunity for New Jersey entrepreneurs. The Challenge is funded by visionary supporters and organized by Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization that helps entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. Since 2012, the Start Something Challenge has empowered 345 New Jersey entrepreneurs across 5 different business sectors, to collectively generate 120 million media impressions.

To learn more, visit http://www.StartSomethingChallenge.org.

Headquartered in Jersey City, Rising Tide Capital, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded with the mission to empower entrepreneurs to create and grow small businesses which transform lives and communities. The organization’s vision is to build a replicable model for high-quality entrepreneurial development services that can be adopted locally in other low-income communities.

Learn more at http://www.RisingTideCapital.org

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