Quad Cities Fast Pitch

Rules and Regulation

The Quad Cities Fast Pitch entrepreneurial contest is open to all legal U.S. residents of Scott and Rock Island counties. Residents must be 18-years-of age or older. Employees of the cities of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline or employees of WQAD News, Local TV LLC or other participating sponsors and members of the immediate families of such persons are not eligible to participant and win. Fast Pitch is a contest for new and emerging entrepreneurs; businesses already in operation are not eligible to compete. All taxes, including federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the cash prize winner. Only one application per individual is allowed


Contest application period: The application period will begin on Feb. 10, 2014 and all applications must be submitted by March 14, 2014. Applications can be accessed at www.quadcitiesfastpitch.com and can be submitted via email to qcfastpitch@gmail.com or mailed to City of Davenport Community Planning & Economic Development, 226 W. 4th Street, Davenport, IA 52801.All forms must be filled out completely and truthfully. Failure to complete the application and provide truthful and pertinent information may result in disqualification. Disqualification is in the sole discretion of the Quad Cities FastPitch organizing committee.


Prizes: Contestants will compete in four categories – technology/web; manufacturing; restaurant/entertainment and retail/service. Five semi-finalists will be chosen from each category to compete in the contest finals, which will be held in front of a live audience.In the event 25 or less applications are received, all applicants will be allowed to present in the semi-finals.All semi-finalists must present their ideas themselves, without outside assistance. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and other in-kind services. The three category winners who do not win the grand prize will each receive $1,000 and in-kind services.

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