Pitch Perfect: “Will This Fly?” gives start-ups a chance to pitch to investors


Antonio Montoya, Rocket Hatch founder, explains new pitch competition

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Calling all start-ups. A new competition announced in Huntsville Tuesday could connect you with the capital you need to start your business.

"Will This Fly?" is a pitch competition organized by Rocket Hatch and Southern Alpha. Southern Alpha is a Nashville-based news source for start-ups in the South. Rocket Hatch is a local business accelerator founded by Antonio Montoya.

Montoya believes the Rocket City's talent pool extends far beyond aerospace and defense. "There's a whole other side of Huntsville. There's whole other kinds of start-ups that are happening in the commercial space that can create value here in Huntsville. That can sell globally," he says.

The application process for "Will This Fly?" opens Wednesday, October 8th. All submissions must be received by November 2nd. A committee will review the applications and select the finalists.

On November 20th, each finalist will have three minutes to make his or her pitch to investors, mentors and potential partners during an event at the Design Lab in the Historic Lincoln Mill.

There is no charge to apply. Any start-up is welcome to submit an application. In addition to getting the chance to meet with investors, the winner of the competition will receive a cash prize.

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