Belleville, Ontario, November 15, 2013 – Enactus Loyalist College, a student-run volunteer organization, invites local entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas in The Bullpen, a forum where aspiring entrepreneurs in the Quinte region can pitch their business ideas to local business leaders for invaluable advice and potential project funding.
Aptly named after the area where baseball pitchers warm-up before a game, The Bullpen mimics the CBC’s popular Dragons’ Den show.
“What makes this year exciting is that the entrepreneurs pitching their new business ideas will have an opportunity to win a cash prize,” said Enactus Loyalist Faculty Advisor Bob Millard. “As well, it’s a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain seasoned guidance and a potential investment from the panel.”
To participate in the second round of The Bullpen, candidates must submit a one-page business plan for consideration by Thursday, November 21, 2013 to email@example.com. The proposal may be for a business concept that needs direction getting off the ground – or an existing business that requires additional support and suggestions to advance, since launching in recent years.
Enactus Loyalist College was established in 2009 by a handful of business students and a Faculty Advisor. Over the years, the Enactus Loyalist College organization has grown to encompass more than 50 students from a wide breadth of academic programs, and has received tremendous support from community and business leaders. In 2011, Enactus Loyalist College was recognized as being one of the top five Enactus organizations in Canada. Enactus Loyalist College has made a difference within the community assisting military spouses, Aboriginal youth, local entrepreneurs and local farmers as well as supporting many charitable organizations.
Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 96 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.
Kerry Lorimer, Interim Director, Marketing and Communications
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