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Apply: Small Batch, Big Ideas Pitch Competition

October 11, 2020


To celebrate the opening of Mitsubishi Motors North America’s new headquarters in Franklin, TN, we bring you the Small Batch – Big Ideas Pitch Competition. In partnership with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Mitsubishi Motors North America will be highlighting the businesses that help make Nashville the entrepreneurial city it is! We’re looking for 5 companies who represent the best of Nashville’s vibrant, creative and authentic spirit to join MMNA’s Small Batch Entrepreneur Network, where you’ll have direct access to the best of Mitsubishi and curated curriculum to help you grow your brand and reach.


  • Innovative, New and Exciting | The company is doing something different! What do you do, and how do you do it differently than the competition? Whether you’re a small batch cookie store or a healthcare technology software company, we know you’re working on something new, novel and special.

  • Nashville Homegrown | The company is headquartered in the Nashville metropolitan area, MMNA’s new home. Counties include: Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson. Bonus? Companies whose work particularly positively impacts the Nashville region.

  • Small and Scrappy |  The company has 50 or fewer employees. Mitsubishi believes that small can do big things. We want to see what big things Nashville’s small companies can do.

  • Retail know-how | As a retail automotive company, Mitsubishi is particularly interested in companies who will benefit from access to their best practices around sales, marketing and customer experience.

  • Diverse & Inclusive to the Core | The company has a thriving, inclusive and diverse workforce.

  • Automotive? Yes, please! | Given Mitsubishi’s core products, it would be a bonus to find a company in the automotive, travel and mobility industries, or even a product or service that enhances the driving experience, like a Nashville-made cookie that pairs exceptionally well with a road trip.

  • Anything else? 

    • The company must have existed for at least one year with an existing service/product

    • The business can provide a service or a product.

    • The company’s employees have no family employed by Mitsubishi Motors North America.

    • The company must be a for-profit organization. 


October 11, 2020

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