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53 Ideas – Pitch to Win $10,000 Deadline to Enter May 31

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:59 pm

What if you were only 53 seconds away from turning your dream business into a reality? You’ll never know unless you try!

The Southwest Region of the Small Business Center Network and Fifth Third Bank are giving you the opportunity to take a chance on yourself and compete to win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500. Submissions for the 53 Ideas Business Pitch Competition will be accepted through May 31. Take action now and get your entry in before the deadline.


  • Visit 53ideas.com between May 5 and May 31 to record your 53-second pitch and complete an entry submission.
  • Learn if judges select your idea as one of the top 53 entries. If so, you’ll move on to the next pitch round and be one step closer to a shot for the top cash prizes.
  • Sign-up for training to help you prepare for the next round of the competition and/or to further develop your idea.
  • During the week of July 8th pitch virtually before judges to try to secure a spot in the top 10.
  • Get $250 if your idea is selected as one of the top 10 and take advantage of coaching to help you perfect your pitch for the final round.
  • Pitch as a top 10 contestant in the final round to compete for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500. The final pitch round will be in-person before judges and broadcast to an online audience this July.

Enter now at 53ideas.com


May 31
8:00 am - 11:59 pm