Purdue Calumet to host The Big Sell

HAMMOND – Entrepreneurs planning to participate in The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action competition can take part in a coaching session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The two-hour coaching session will be at the Purdue University Calumet Center for Entrepreneurship Success at 1247 169th St. Registration is required by calling (219) 9889-3159.

The Big Sell was developed by Purdue Calumet and the Hammond Development Corp. to provide an opportunity for prospective entrepreneurs to make a two-minute pitch of their business idea to audience members and a panel of judges for an opportunity to win cash prizes and services.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 2. Fifty finalists will be invited to make a presentation on Saturday, March 31, at the Star Plaza hotel. More than $30,000 in prizes is available.

Sponsors are NIPSCO, Crowe Horwath, the Hammond Innovation Center, The Idea Factory, Palo Alto Software, Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, attorneys Peter J. Shakula and Angela Crossin, certified public accountant Shawn Lazarian and Petri Financial Services.




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