Business pitch competition offers $20,000 grand prize

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Applications are now open for the “AltCap Your Biz: Pitch Competition,” offering a $20,000 grand prize for the best business idea.

AltCap is a Kansas City-based community development financial institution, focused on providing capital to entrepreneurs who are overlooked by traditional financial institutions.

The competition is open to entrepreneurs or owners of an existing business with annual revenue of $250,000 or less or entrepreneurs with a business idea ready to start operation within six months of the competition.

Dr. Brandy Archie applied to the competition in 2019, hoping to use the money to grow her business, AccessAble Living. She helps people find solutions to make their homes more accessible using equipment instead of costly and time-consuming renovations.

Archie said she applied to the contest because she thought she might have a better chance of winning a local competition.

She ended up winning the grand prize, which…

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