Ignite Columbus pitch competition returns Wednesday

A pitch competition for local entrepreneurs organized by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is returning this week.

Ignite Columbus will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Helen Haddad Hall at the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic headquarters on Franklin Street.

The event allows local innovators and would-be entrepreneurs to hone their idea-pitching skills. Participants will have to give their 5-minute pitches with a series of 20 slides that will advance relentlessly every 15 seconds.

The event will include cash awards, including a People’s Choice Award, Most Enlightening Award and Most Innovative.

The event is free and you are invited to attend. You can find a link to register here.