TS Bank REV - Small Business Pitch Competition

Since 1927, TS Bank has been helping communities grow and prosper. Our sole mission is to create community prosperity in all the communities we serve and at TS Bank that is part of everyone's responsibility.

REV - Ignite Your Business

TS Bank originally started REV in 2015 in an effort to spur economic growth and encourage business owners to continue pursuing their dreams. During the first three competitions (2015-2017) over $75,000 was awarded to the winners. TS Bank brought the competition back in 2020, partnering with Advance Southwest Iowa offering entrepreneurs and business owners the chance to win up to $10,000 to "ignite their business."

REV 2021

Again this year TS Bank has partnered with Advance Southwest Iowa Corporation along with several other local companies to host REV 2021 on Tuesday, October 19. From the pool of applicants, TS Bank and Advance Southwest Iowa will select up to five entrepreneurs to pitch in-person to compete for $15,000. Read our recent press release here.

Applications for REV 2021 are closed. Applications for REV 2022 will open in summer 2022.

Expo

New this year, we have added a business expo to follow the final pitches. We invite you to please join us for networking, appetizers and keynote experience with TEDx speaker Bill Eckstrom on Tuesday, October 19 at 5 p.m. Bill will speak to "Why comfort will ruin your life". Additionally, celebrate with us at the 2021 REV pitch announcement party and meet this year’s small business owner finalists. Registration is required and the cost to attend this public event is $25.00. 

Register for REV Business Expo

REV is sponsored by:

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REV is hosted by: 

advance southwest iowa logo

Thank you to the REV 2021 Sponsors:

 

nebraska enterprise fund logo
revela logo
powertech logo
Google Logo
heartland properties logo
iowa western community college logo

  pozzi family foundation logo
 council bluffs chamber of commerce logo  

 

 

travis castle and associates american family insurance logo
rachel dorr accounting logo
mills county iowa economic development logo
modern matriarch distillery logo proven ventures logo 
kitchen council logo
startup space logo


2020

REV 2020 took place on December 4, 2020, virtually! Individuals applied and five were accepted to pitch their business. They had ten minutes to pitch their business concepts to a panel of four judges, and then the judges had ten minutes to ask questions. After all pitches were complete, the judges deliberated and decided how they would distribute the $10,000. Meet our four winners below! Read our 2020 press release here.

Full Fledged Brewing Company

Full Fledged Brewing Company of Council Bluffs took the grand prize with $5,000 awarded. Owners Marshall and Dessie Redmond opened Full Fledged in 2019 as Council Bluffs first craft brewery and are truly focused on creating a community.

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Tandem Works

Tandem Works of Council Bluffs, Iowa, plans to use their $2,500 in REV funds to build an on-demand, online course for business owners to help them identify their brand story and create more powerful brand messaging.

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P@YD Omaha

P@YD Omaha, based out of Omaha, Neb., focuses on connecting local producers to their communities’ restaurants and homes. Their $1,250 in REV funds will be put toward front end web development and app development. 

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Farmhouse & Flowers

Farmhouse & Flowers, a floral and gift retail space in Atlantic, Iowa, plans to use their $1,250 in REV funds to continue renovations on their existing retail space and create a custom branded interior experience for both in-person and online shoppers.

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2017

REV 2017 took place on December 1, 2017, at The Venue inside Harrah's Casino, Council Bluffs. Meet the five winners below!

Appsky Labs - $10,000

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Flyover Design Co. - $7,000

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HomeDitty - $5,000

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Found - $2,500

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Fyiio - $2,500

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2016

REV 2016 took place on December 1, 2016, at Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs. Meet the five winners below!

Lienwaivers.io - $10,000

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FliteBrite - $10,000

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Terva - $5,000

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Wicked Carmel Apples - $2,500

 


2015

Stickalicious Pops - $6,500

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Mulholland Grocery, Inc. - $5,000

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Zinnia - $5,000

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BEX USA - $5,000

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ByMoms4Pets - $2,500

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Dream Forge - $1,000

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