On Wednesday November 1, 2017, Wilkes-Barre Connect held its first ever Pitch event at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Pitch is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses to a regional investor network – our version of Shark Tank. Wilkes-Barre Connect hosts live pitch events on a quarterly basis. Interested parties will be vetted and then processed through a training program prior to participating in the event. The entrepreneurs and companies featured in the event were Gerard Durling founder PowerBomb.TV, Ron Daniels CEO of Tierra Nova, Mike Averto co-founder of ChannelApe, and Christian Wielage Planguru.