About The Big Pitch 2018

Now in its fifth year, The Big Pitch Presented by PNC has grown to become an exciting showcase of Birmingham’s up-and-coming small business owners. REV Birmingham launched this event to offer an impactful opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain the resources needed to achieve their big dreams for their small businesses. Numerous businesses including Eugene’s Hot Chicken, Laced Up Boutique, Ghost Training Brewing Company, Square One Goods Co. and many more have pitched their ideas in front of Big Pitch judges and a live audience. Get your tickets now to get an early look at Birmingham’s next big thing!


The Big Pitch live competition
Buy your tickets now!
Early Bird (- Oct. 31) $15
Regular Tickets $25


Studio Arts Building
1034 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205


November 17, 2018
1-3:30 PM

Big Pitch Workshop Series

Each Big Pitch finalist will attend 3 October workshops, which are also open to Birmingham’s aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to grow. Buy your workshop tickets below!


Tuesday, October 16 | 6-7 PM
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Tuesday, October 23 | 6-7 PM
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Tuesday, October 30 | 6-7 PM
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Why The Big Pitch?

Nick Willis
PNC has made the strength and growth of Birmingham’s small business ecosystem a top philanthropic priority. What began as an initial $10,000 investment to kick start The Big Pitch has expanded to a $50,000 commitment to the competition. In addition, PNC business bankers have contributed countless hours to finalists during pitch preparations. PNC’s partnership with the local small business development community has proven crucial to its success and sustainability.

Nick Willis
Alabama regional president
David Fleming
REV Birmingham creates vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses. Events like The Big Pitch serve as engines that help drive REV toward its mission and help amplify the excitement about the resurgence of businesses sprouting in Birmingham's city center and other historic urban commercial districts.

David Fleming

Sponsors & Partners

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor of 5 Years, PNC, for their commitment to our local small businesses.

Thanks to the sponsors and partners who provide the coaching, technical assistance, and venues that make this effort possible.

The Big Pitch is a yearly initiative of REV Birmingham.