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Tahoe Pitch Camp and Showcase

Camp: August 29th, September 5th, September 12th
Showcase: September 24th

Sierra Business Council (SBC) and Tahoe Silicon Mountain (TSM) are excited to announce the return of Tahoe Pitch Camp and Tahoe Pitch Showcase, a series of workshops culminating in a showcase for Tahoe/Truckee entrepreneurs, startups, and founders to present to the community their innovative companies & ideas.  

On September 24th at 6pm at the Community Arts Center in Truckee, entrepreneurs will present their pitch deck for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

Tahoe Pitch Camp, a series of workshops delivered by Sierra Business Council, is designed for entrepreneurs to hone their skills, learn about successful pitch techniques, and craft a winning pitch. Taught by SBC’s Kristin York in collaboration with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, participants will hone their presentation skills and information into a five-­‐minute presentation, referred to as a pitch, identifying their value proposition and their organization’s capital needs. The Showcase will feature the finalists of the entrepreneurs from the Pitch Camp.  

Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply for Tahoe Pitch Camp and Showcase. The series, held at SBC’s office in Truckee, will begin on August 29th and continue on September 5th and 12th from 6-­‐8pm. In addition to the classes, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free one on one consulting with SBC’s Sierra Small Business Development Center staff.

Kristin York is director of the Sierra Small Business Development Center, VP of Business Innovation at Sierra Business Council, and a Professor of Sustainable Urban Development and Implementation of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School. Sierra Business Council pioneers innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain is the hub for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, tech and other professionals who live, frequently visit, or own a second home in the Truckee-­‐Tahoe region. Find out more here:  

SBC is currently accepting sign-­‐ups for the Pitch Camp. To Apply please visit:

To attend the pitch showcase, RSVP here:

Our sponsors are: Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Plumas Bank, and Truckee Chamber of Commerce

Industry Partner: NC Tech Connection

Photos: Nina Photography