Southwest Virginia Regional Bristol Casino Pitch Contest

To coincide with the recent opening of the Hard Rock Casino in Bristol, VA, Virginia Community Capital is assisting the Virginia Small Business Administration in hosting a pitch contest this fall. Businesses led by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and/or women owners from the Southwestern Region are encouraged to apply.  

The contest will award five $10,000 prizes for business operation expenses along with the opportunity to partner with the Hard Rock Casino in providing locally made goods and services.

Full guidelines and an application are available for entry and include a deadline of October 21, 2022.

An on-demand recording about the application process is now available. Weekly Q&A sessions for potential applicants are available for registration here.

Have a question or comment? We welcome your interest! Contact Sandy Ratliff, Vice President of Community Innovation, or Billie Roberts, Community Innovation Advisor.