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Geneseo, New York 14454

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Brew IN Livingston - Public Pitch Night

March 3, 2017 | 6-8 pm
Valley Oak Event Center
4242 Lakeville Road, Geneseo

►Meet the 15 finalists
►Receive a commemorative tasting glass
►Enjoy free food and beer/cider tastings
►Full cash bar will be available

TICKETS: $15 per person; must be 21 to attend; quantities are limited!

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Brew IN Livingston Background          

PURPOSE: The Brew IN Livingston Business Plan Competition is an initiative to attract the creation of craft breweries in Livingston County, NY.
 
WHO CAN ENTER: Entries can be a new business startup, diversification of an existing business, or extension of a current business activity. All ventures must be located in Livingston County, NY. There is no residency requirement for applicants.
 
CONTEST SCHEDULE:

September 30, 2016: Applications Due
October 11, 2016: Semifinalists Announced
November 30, 2016: Video Pitch Due
December 16, 2016: Finalists Announced
January - February 2017: Business Boot Camp
February 20, 2017: Business Plans Due
March 3, 2017: Public Pitch Night
March 17, 2017: Winners Announced  

Up to 4 equal prize packages will consist of:

  • $35,000 grant to be used towards furniture, fixtures and equipment *

  • $100,000 secured loan at 1% to be used towards capital projects, fixed assets, inventory, and/or working capital *

  • Technical assistance with business plan development including instruction in accounting, payroll, marketing, trademark, and licensing

  • One-year membership to the Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce

  • One year membership to the New York State Brewers Association

  • Complete Payroll will waive all set-up fees and provide 50% off W-2 processing for the first year

  • Three hours complimentary CPA tax assistance (to be used toward bookkeeping, tax return preparation, budgeting, etc.) from EFPR Group

  • Complimentary logo design with branding package purchase from Novus Be Known

  • Cooperative marketing of the Livingston County Craft Beer Trail

  • Coordination with existing restaurants and breweries with the potential for guest space on tap

* Winners must demonstrate market feasibility and the ability to obtain financing from customary lendors
 

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