Calling All Entrepreneurs: Take the Floor Returns to GCC in January

December 22, 2022

Do you have a great business idea that just needs a little help to get off the ground? Then join GCC’s Take the Floor and enter for a chance to win money to fund your idea.

GCC’s Take the Floor pitch competition is coming back to the Greenfield area starting on Jan. 19. Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the pitch contest, described as “Shark Tank but nicer,” to compete for one of three $3,000 prizes and free business coaching. The funds, provided by Franklin First Credit Union, can help make entrepreneurs’ business dreams a reality.

Registration is now open and interested entrepreneurs can sign up on the GCC Community Engagement website.

The event will feature three different open pitch competition dates:

  • Jan. 19 at Greenspace in Greenfield
  • March 23 at Launchspace in Orange
  • May 18 at Greenspace in Greenfield

A total of nine finalists from these events will be invited to participate in the final pitch competition at Hawks & Reed to vie for one of three $3,000 prizes on June 29.

In addition to Franklin First Credit Union, GCC is also partnering with Launchspace in Orange and the Franklin County Community Development Corporation to give contestants free Business development workshops, coaching and consulting.

“We’re excited to offer this wonderful opportunity to local entrepreneurs and help them weave into the fabric of the Franklin County business community. And it’s even more exciting that we’re working with partners like Franklin First Credit Union, Launchspace, Franklin County Community Development Corporation and others to provide this,” GCC President Michelle Schutt said.

“Take The Floor aims to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Franklin County that empowers local entrepreneurs with the tools, networks and resources they need to launch their ideas into action,” Max Fripp, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at GCC, said.

Those looking for more information or who have questions can contact Fripp at, or can visit the Take the Floor website.