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TAKE A CHANCE! Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition showcases Michigan’s most exciting and innovative companies.
TAKE A CHANCE! Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition will take place on September 6th, 2024!

This competition is the brainchild of Larry Gaynor, Founder & CEO of TNG Worldwide, entrepreneur, and author of TAKE A CHANCE! 101 Entrepreneurial Lessons for Making it Big. It provides a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and gain recognition for their hard work and creativity. By celebrating their achievements, Larry hopes to inspire more people to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and contribute to the growth and development of our community.


This competition is open to businesses from Michigan, offering them a fair and equal chance to shine. With its mission to encourage and promote exceptional talent within the state, TAKE A CHANCE! provides a level playing field for aspiring
entrepreneurs to showcase their game-changing ideas and define the future of Michigan’s business landscape.

A panel of successful entrepreneurs will evaluate applications in six categories, taking into consideration criteria such as innovation and feasibility, market viability, execution plan, financial viability and the Impact it has on Michigan. The competition will take place September 6th, 2024 at the Gem Theater in Detroit. Michigan’s community will unite to celebrate the achievements of the entrepreneurs who will compete in the competition. In addition to the prize money, winners will be featured in the November/December dBusiness publication to gain exposure and potentially attract investors and customers.

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