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StartUP! Finalists Pitch

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



April 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Resorts World Casino New York City
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11420 United States

Come see the nine finalists pitch their business plans for a chance to win $10,000 for their businesses!

The pitches will be held throughout the day (we’ll post a schedule once the nine finalists have been selected). Family member, friends, and the public are invited to attend to learn more about these great businesses!

We have put in place the following rules for everyone coming to watch the event:

  • Attendees must be quiet and respectful. No applause, cheering, or noise during the presentations. Anyone viewed as disruptive will be asked to leave immediately.
  • Entrance will be limited to in between presentations and solely at the discretion of QEDC.
  • While your whole presentation will not be filmed or distributed, we reserve the right to take photos or short videos for us to use in marketing.
  • Nobody under twenty-one will be admitted.

Winners will be announced at a private event only open to the finalists immediately after.

Pitch Schedule

Art Strong 11:00 to 11:30
House of Playful Soul 11:30 to 12:00
Simply Chic Events 12:00 to 12:30
Payhouse LLC 1:45 to 2:15
Surfboard Tribe NYC 2:15 to 2:45
Yuzu 2:45 to 3:15
Bliss Street Creamery 3:45 to 4:15
Bosuo Food Group 4:15 to 4:45
Iamhungry237.com 4:45 to 5:15


QEDC hosts the Queens Women’s Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.

The Queens Women’s Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz.


As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.