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Emerging Entrepreneurs Summit

March 24-25, 2023, NewBo City Market is hosting a two-day business pitch competition event in partnership with Linn Area Credit Union. The event features a business development summit with an opportunity for an entrepreneur to win a space at NewBo City Market rent-free for a year!


Local entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate in a pitch competition, and a winner will be selected as the LACU "Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year". The winner will receive a rent-free space in the Market for a year, monthly meetings with business development mentors, access to space and resources at Linn Area Credit Union, and access to NewBo City Market's financial resources for start-up entrepreneurs.


The pitch event will feature an entrepreneurial summit on Friday, March 24, 2023, providing networking and business development resources and seminars for the Emerging Entrepreneur finalists and community members.  Please check back for a detailed list of breakout sessions and seminars.


Selected finalists competing for the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award will be able to showcase their business on Saturday, March 25, by selling their products or services at the Market that day.


The evening of Saturday, March 25 will culminate in a pitch style presentation by the finalists with a panel of business development specialists selecting the LACU Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.

Applications are due by midnight March 5th, 2023.


To learn more about this initiative, please contact Yaholi Machado at

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