Program similar to ‘Shark Tank’ helps local businesses, rewards winner $2,500

CLEVELAND — They only had four minutes to pitch their businesses like their lives depended on it and the panel of judges did not hold back.

It was the fourth annual Jumpstart and Core City Cleveland fall pitch competition.

Ten entrepreneurs went head-to-head for $2,500 and the nine business owners who didn’t win still walked away with $500.

“I’m helping people and I think teachers by trade just have the heart to help and now I’m helping in a bigger way,” said Monica Grays, the eventual winner of the grand prize.

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Story excerpt provided by News 5 Cleveland.

Written by Amanda VanAllen.

Originally published October 16, 2019.

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