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Statement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on the First Annual 'The Pitch!' Competition Statement from Councilman Daniel Valenzuela on the First Annual 'The Pitch!' Competition <div class="ExternalClassC11352A57A804BA5AB6BA3972E75F0CE"><p>​The first annual competition of The Pitch! was held at South Mountain Community Library this past Saturday. The Pitch! was part of the Hive@Central's 3rd annual business expo, in which local businesses that have completed the four-week Business Roadmap Program had an opportunity to share their products and services for the first time. The competition featured graduates of the Business Roadmap and Mapa Para Su Negocio Programs. The top 10 businesses from these programs presented their final pitch for a chance to win up to $2,500 towards their business venture or idea.</p><p>All the participants did an amazing job and I'd like commend them all for their efforts. Special congratulations go to the top three winners: Happy Tamales, Mi Vegana Madre, and the Ties That Bind Store. Welcome to the #yesphx community of innovators and entrepreneurs!</p><p>If anyone is interested in starting their own business, I highly encourage you to check out the free resources available to all at the <a href="http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hive">Hive@Central</a>. </p></div>8/18/2017 11:30:00 PMNick Valenzuela 602-495-5405