Are you ready to start or expand your business? 

Got and Idea and think it has what it takes to win?

Here is your chance! 

State your case – Shark Tank-style – for cash prizes and personalized coaching.

The 8th Annual SEED Center Business Pitch is open to all residents of Southwest Louisiana (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parishes). Thanks to our sponsors, there will be over $65,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners.

There are four divisions:

  • High School

  • College

  • Technical

  • General Business

The winner of each division takes home a $5,000 cash prize!

Dates are approaching fast, complete your application today!

The competition takes place on April 2, 2020.
The deadline to apply is March 17, 2020.

If you have any questions, contact Adrian Wallace at (337) 433-0977 or

This event is only possible through the support of our sponsors.

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor


What it takes to win? 

Tips from last years winners:

Don’t be discourage if you don’t have your business plan in place. The help of the SEED Center will help you get things going.

Last year, Gophr App won the SEED Center Business Incubator’s Business Pitch Competition, and now they are set to launch! They stopped by to tell us how they’re making shopping in the lake area easier, and shared some tips for anyone with a great business idea!