Ames, Iowa — Ames Seed Capital announced it will be holding its annual Entrepreneur Showcase and Pitch Competition on April 23, 2019 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

According to Executive Vice President, Ames Economic Development Commission Ron Hallenbeck, the Showcase and Pitch formats will be very similar to last year’s event, where the Entrepreneur Showcase will be held in the morning from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and the Pitch Competition will take place in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“The Showcase is tailored to companies seeking significant investment from investors and the Pitch is tailored more toward companies that have participated strictly in other pitch competitions,” Hallenbeck said in a statement. “Prize money of at least $2,500 will be presented to the top Pitch’s. Participants in both events will be making their case to a group of experts for feedback.”

Hallenbeck said his team will make decisions on which companies should participate in each event based on their applications which are located HERE.

“These events are perfectly situated to host companies and investors from all across Iowa and the Midwest,” Hallenbeck said. “Our desire at Ames Seed Capital is to continue to foster entrepreneurship in Central Iowa and across the state.”

For more information about the event, Hallenbeck says to reach out to