HarborOne Bank to Host Two Small Business Pitch Contests for Area Entrepreneurs in MA and RI

July 9, 2021

(Brockton, MA) – July 9, 2021 – HarborOne Bank announced today it will host Small Business “Pitch Contests,” the bank’s own friendly business competition in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The sixth annual Small Business Pitch Contest in Massachusetts will take place on Thursday, September 30 at HarborOne U in Mansfield, MA. The first ever Rhode Island Small Business Pitch Contest will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at HarborOne Bank’s Providence location. Applications opened Thursday, July 1 and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 31.

“HarborOne recognizes the important contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout our community,” said James Blake, CEO of HarborOne Bank. “Our Small Business Pitch Contests are a creative way for us to support our community by helping small businesses with promising ideas to succeed. We look forward to hearing pitches from some of the most creative and hardworking small business owners and entrepreneurs in the areas in which we live and work.”

On September 28 and 30, ten entrepreneurs at each pitch contest will audition to present their potential business plans to three expert judges, competing for a $10,000 investment to help launch, grow or develop a business. The HarborOne small business pitch contest is designed to provide an opportunity for area entrepreneurs to present their business plans and ideas in a constructive and friendly forum. Each finalist will have five minutes to present a business plan and growth strategy. Participants will be judged on business potential, presentation, marketing and sales strategy and overall business management.

To apply or find out more information visit www.harborone.com/pitchcontest.

About HarborOne Bank

HarborOne Bank, headquartered in Massachusetts, serves the financial needs of consumers, businesses, and municipalities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island through a network of 30 full-service banking centers and commercial loan offices.

The Bank also provides a range of educational resources through “HarborOne U,” with free digital content, webinars, and recordings for small business and personal financial education. HarborOne Mortgage, LLC, a subsidiary of HarborOne Bank, provides mortgage lending services throughout New England and other states.