Public Invited to Watch Richland Idea Audition

Richland County residents will pitch their ideas for new products, businesses and services during Richland Idea Audition October 16 in Founders Hall at Ohio State University-Mansfield. The five contestants who make it to the final round will pitch their ideas to an audience and a panel of judges.

The public is encouraged to attend starting with a reception to meet the entrepreneurs at 5:30 p.m. and the final round at 6:30 p.m. The focus of the contest is to support new business, help entrepreneurs get a business off the ground and introduce entrepreneurs to the community for support.

Entrepreneurs will have four minutes to explain their ideas for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000. The second place idea will receive $2,500 and third place, $1,000.

The Richland County Foundation, Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, RCDG - Richland Community Development Group, The Ohio State University at Mansfield, Braintree Business Development Center, Small Business Development Center and North Central Ohio SCORE are co-hosting the event.

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