Join all-time Hokie’s great Coach Frank Beamer as we announce our 2016 Launch Something Pulaski Competition award winners and celebrate all 10 of our finalists! General admission tickets are $40 per person.
We’re awarding $45,000 in cash prizes to five new businesses scheduled to open no later than September 30, 2016. Coach Beamer will offer remarks paralleling Launching Something Pulaski’s efforts to revitalize our local business district with his own at first revitalizing and then leading the Hokie football program to national prominence.
Launch Something Pulaski is a business startup competition. It builds a robust local entrepreneurial ecosystem and supports local entrepreneurs from all economic backgrounds as they enrich their families’, neighborhoods’, and community’s economic well-being. It is part of a broad economic revitalization project aimed at supporting new business formation and expansion in Pulaski County and the Town of Pulaski’s downtown businesses district. Multiple national studies show that on a per dollar basis local eateries return twice as much revenue to our local economy. Independent retailers return more than three times as much money compared to national chains.
Sponsorship helps fund cash awards and program costs. Click here to learn more about sponsorship benefits now and for our 2017 competition.Click below to purchase your individual ticket or make your company’s 2017 sponsorship pledge now.