'Pitch Night' let Grand Strand entrepreneurs show off their work

'Pitch Night' let Grand Strand entrepreneurs show off their work

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Local entrepreneurs got a chance to showcase their ideas at a "Pitch Night" event earlier this week.

Held Wednesday night in The Market Common, the "Shark Tank"-type event gave all locals a chance to hear from other community members and pitch their ideas.

One local CEO talked about how the Grand Strand Technology Council helped his business grow.

"I think what's key that we really want to share with the audience is basically that, you know, we're a homegrown start up," said Ray Antonino, CEO of Permit Zone. "We started off as contractors in the Myrtle Beach area."

Antonino said there were challenges for his business, which operates an app, but they were fortunate to connect with the Grand Strand Technology Council.

"It was only when we started to work with Lowes Home Improvement that they started using the app that we realized we may something a little bit more than that," he said.

The Grand Strand Technology Council said it provides that nucleus of growing and involved technology professionals and businesses.

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