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Center for Retail Excellence “Minnow Bucket” Pitch Event

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


We invite you to join us as the Center for Retail Excellence launches our first public “Minnow Bucket” pitch event.

As we all know, fulfilling your dream to start a new business is an amazing accomplishment. At the Center for Retail Excellence, we want to make sure that the students who go through our Certificate of Retail Operations (CROps) have the very best chance of succeeding with the launch of their business idea.

The Minnow Bucket is an educational opportunity for these students to present their business plans to a small group of outside experts for review and feedback. It is the culminating assignment for successful completion of the course of study.

Minnow Bucket events are held with three objectives in mind:

  1. To provide participants the opportunity for an outside, objective evaluation of their business and the premise(s) on which they plan to build them.
  2. To enable participants to participate in a “dry run” of presenting their business plans as they would in the “real world.”
  3. To give specific feedback that will be helpful to participants in adjusting or modifying their business plans.

We encourage you to attend and support these fellow entrepreneurs! Visit our website page, The Minnow Bucket, for details about the students, panelists and more on the Minnow Bucket.

If you are interested in supporting this event through a food and/or beverage sponsorship (or even a monetary donation), we would be extremely grateful! Please visit the sponsorship page of the site, or email[email protected]. (PS, it would be tax deductible through our Retail Alliance Foundation 501(c)3.)


Event details:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Percolator – Granby Campus

Level 3, 259 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Food and refreshments will be provided


Percolator Granby Campus
259 Granby Street #210
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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