Our finalists will pitch their businesses to a panel of five judges on April 15, with slots from 10:00 to 5:00. The event will be held at:

Resorts World Casino New York City
110-00 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica,NY 11420

For the first time we are opening the finals to the public, so come down and learn more about nine great Queens-based businesses!

At the competition finalists will each be given 30 minute slots. In this time, they may spend 5 minutes for setup, 11 minutes to present, and then 7 minutes to answer judges’ questions. Presentations must be on PowerPoint Pitch Deck, and details on equipment available will be given to finalists.

Please note that this is a competition. Seating will be entirely at the discretion of QEDC, with nobody allowed to enter during a presentation. Anyone who is deemed distracting or disruptive will be asked to leave, with no exceptions made.

No children under twenty-one will be admitted.

Winners will be announced at a private event only open to the finalists immediately after.

Pitch Schedule

Art Strong 11:00 to 11:30
House of Playful Soul 11:30 to 12:00
Simply Chic Events 12:00 to 12:30
Payhouse LLC 1:45 to 2:15
Surfboard Tribe NYC 2:15 to 2:45
Yuzu 2:45 to 3:15
Bliss Street Creamery 3:45 to 4:15
Bosuo Food Group 4:15 to 4:45
Iamhungry237.com 4:45 to 5:15
Panel Discussion and Awards Ceremony 6:00 to 8:00