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Market on Main - 335 Main Ave SW, Hickory, NC 28602

The Edison Project, co-sponsored by LRU and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, is a celebration and recognition of the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the area. Individuals will compete with other start-up entrepreneurs for an economic incentive of $16,000 in cash: ($8,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third place), plus other pro-bono benefits for the best new entrepreneurial business ideas.

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Rhyne Building 149 - Hickory Campus

This event is a campus favorite. Contestants have one minute to market their concept. Audience members receive fake money to vote for their favorite contestants. The top ten ideas will receive a $100 gift card. Anybody can pitch, so polish your ideas, bring your friends, and come win your share of a $1,000 prize money. This year will feature an awards ceremony - Business. Well Crafted Awards.

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Media Contact:

Allie Bentley

Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications
Hickory Campus

Lisa Crawford

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, Project Management
Hickory Campus