We’re thrilled to hear this interview with West Business Development Center CEO Mary Anne Petrillo and KZYX Radio about Startup Mendocino.

“Seeking Small Businesses To Compete For Prizes & Training By Sarah Reith

May 31, 2019 — This summer, participants in a small business talent show will have the chance to compete for free training in how to pitch their products and services, and up to $10,000 in prize money. The West Business Development Center, which works to promote small scale entrepreneurship in Lake and Mendocino Counties, is putting on what CEO Mary Anne Petrillo hopes will be the first of many such competitions.

Applicants are vying for twelve slots at the training, which will culminate in August, at a public pitching competition. The public will get to vote on which of the five finalists will win the cash prizes, donated by local organizations. You can download the application at https://www.westcenter.org/startup-mendo or call (707) 964-7571. The submission period closes on Monday, June 10, and those selected to compete will be notified by Friday, June 14.â€

If you are interested in applying to Startup Mendocino you can view the application here.

Listen to the full KZYX interview with Mary Anne Petrillo below to hear more about Startup Mendocino.



Or you can listen to the KZYX radio interview on the KZYX website here.

Startup Mendocino is a Business Bootcamp and Pitch Competition designed to spark new thinking about what is possible in Mendocino County through entrepreneurship. Startup Mendocino is sponsored by the West Business Development Center, America’s SBDC, The John and Sandra Mayfield Economic Development Fund at the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Adventist Hospital, Savings Bank of Mendocino County, Economic Development and Financing Corporation, Mendocino College, North Coast Brewery, Harvest Market, The John Pack and Linda Francis Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, and the Ukiah, Coast and Willits Chambers of Commerce and The Coast – KOZT, and the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity.