3rd Annual Pioneer Pitch Event

Activity Description

Do you have a “moonshot” idea or an existing business you’d like to expand? Even just a product or business idea you've scribbled down on a napkin?  

If you answered YES, please join us for Flagstaff's 3rd Annual Moonshot AZ Pioneer Pitch competition for entrepreneurs (aka, a showcase like you see on ABC's Shark Tank)! Participants will be competing to win up to $8,000 in cash prizes as well as the chance to become an affiliate of Moonshot at NACET for a year. In addition, you'll get feedback from top industry experts and exposure for your business or product.

First Place = $5,000 cash
Second Place = $2,000 cash
Third Place = $1000 cash

** All pitch contestants and/or businesses must reside within the Greater Flagstaff, AZ area and must be APS customers in order to qualify for the cash prizes. **

AND if your product or service falls into a category that helps the environment, turns waste into product or reduces greenhouse gas, you will be entered to win ADDITIONAL cash prizes as part of the Innovate Waste & Carbon Neutrality ChallengeLearn more here

The winner of the Flagstaff Pioneer Pitch Competition will go on to compete in our state-wide competition for a $10,000 cash prize. The event, which also honors successful Moonshot entrepreneurs, will be held in Flagstaff at Little America Hotel on June 17, 2022. 

Participation is free of charge, thanks to our statewide sponsor, APS! Thanks also go out to the City of Flagstaff for making this event possible. 

We can’t all be astronauts, but we can be pioneers. This is your year to become a moonshot pioneer!

How to Apply

​To apply, candidates must (1.) submit an online application and (2.) post a 2-minute pitch video about their product or service.

Step One
Create a 2-minute pitch video, and post it on YouTube.

Applicants will need to explain their start-up idea/product/service, what they feel their unique selling proposition is, and why their product is better than what is already on the market.

Step Two
Complete our application form by November 1, 2021.