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Austin Fast Start application deadline approaching

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Austin Fast Start, a partnership between the Economic Development Department and Austin Young Chamber, will close its application process on Sunday for consumer packaged goods startups interested in receiving a cash prize and an assortment of business resources. CPG companies based in Austin that are in the early revenue stage and less than two years old are eligible to enter into the pitch competition. Each quarter, Fast Start focuses on a different sector in the city’s startup community, with the intent to assist young entrepreneurs looking to fuel growth for promising companies. The pitch competition will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Eastside Tech Hub on East Sixth Street. Four finalists will be selected from eligible entrants, with a five-minute pitch and a question-and-answer session used to determine the winner of $2,500 and more than $4,000 in in-kind services.

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