Adult Pitch Competition


The Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is excited to launch its fifth annual Kick Start Wayne County Pitch Competition, an initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship and support new business development in Wayne County. The competition offers aspiring business owners the chance to turn their innovative ideas into reality and kick start their new venture. The winners will be awarded cash prizes to KickStart their new businesses, with the first place receiving $20,000.


In order to participate, applicants are required to complete a registration form and submit it with a $50 application fee payable to the Wayne Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, they must provide an Executive Summary of their business plan and financial projections for the next three years. Furthermore, applicants must attend at least one SCORE workshop. See the 'Resources' section below for more details. 

Eligibility, Guidelines and Application Instructions 2023 (PDF)
Registration Form 2023(PDF)

The deadline for submissions is September 29, 2023, at 4:00 P.M. If you have any questions about Adult Pitch application, contact Katie Bronson at  or 315-946-5920.


1.    SCORE workshops  A requirement for the program is to attend at least one SCORE workshop. The last in-person workshop was held August 23, 2023. If you were unable to attend an in-person workshop and would still like to apply, contact Katie Bronson for online options at or 315-946-5920

There is a One on One with a SCORE mentor meeting sScore Logocheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Macedon Town Library at 30 W Main St, Macedon, NY 14502 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click Here to register to attend.

2.    Sample Documents for applicants to use when preparing their business plan. NOTE: If you did not attend a live session, you must watch one of the video below and submit the Business Model Canvas*. 

Business Plan Template (PDF)
Business Model Canvas (PDF)
Financial Statements (Excel Workbook)

3.    SCORE Mentors For more information on the SCORE organization or for a private consultation with a SCORE mentor, view the SCORE mentoring website.

4.    The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with one-on-one business counseling, training, and business research. All advisement is free and confidential. For more information visit the New York Small Business Development Center website and start by making an appointment with a Certified Business Advisor.


Complete the required application for any of the programs linked above, and include required documents. If proof of attendance is required for SCORE workshops, please include that documentation with your application. If required, send application fee (payable to WEDC). 

Mail or Deliver Applications & Documents to:
Wayne Economic Development Corporation
Attn: Katie Bronson
9 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
Lyons, NY 14489

E-mail Submission: If you intend to submit an application and documents electronically, all attached file types must be in PDF format under 15 MB total and labeled with your business name. Submit to Katie Bronson at:

Upon receipt of an application, it will undergo a thorough review for completeness. You will receive a confirmation acknowledging its receipt, and if any information is found to be missing, you will be notified accordingly. For additional details, please consult the guideline documents or reach out to our office. We kindly request your patience as we meticulously review and evaluate all submitted projects.


Winner 2022 Opens in new windowExplore the extraordinary accomplishments of our previous winners by visiting their dedicated webpages and witness the impressive businesses they have built. Get inspired by their success stories and envision the possibilities that await you in this exhilarating competition for a chance to secure $20,000 in start-up funding for your own venture.

2022 Winner, The Fairville Baker

2021 Winner, Sodus Bay Outfitters

2020 Winner, Agri-trak

2019 Winner, Load Alone

Thank you in advance for your interest in Kick Starting your business in Wayne County.