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My kids and I always love watching Shark Tank. Of course, we like it for the entertainment value but now, as an entrepreneur myself, I love the stories behind why the contestants are there, too! 

Last year, several local organizations came together to hold their own version of Shark Tank in the Mid-Ohio Valley called Launchpad. Now, it's back for the second year!  I'm thrilled to be sponsoring a portion of the contest, providing a $500 credit to the winner for either a brand-new website or a website refresh. 

If you know someone who might be interested in competing, please share this post with them and direct them to to find all of the information they need to enter! 

Important Dates to Remember for Launchpad:

July 31: Deadline for Applications 

August 14: Notifications to Semifinalists. 

September 19: LAUNCHPAD at the Parkersburg Art Center

                5-6 p.m.   PreLaunch Expo/ Business After Hours  

                6-8 p.m.   Launchpad Pitch Contest