NewVentures Maine invites small-business owners in Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo counties, plus the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell to participate in its Pitch contest, where the winning business can receive up to $800.

Eligible applicants include individual small-business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners. Criteria for the contest include having five or fewer full-time-equivalent employees, and having gross annual sales of $250,000 or less.

Pre-applications are due by Nov. 4 and are available online at tinyurl.com/NVMEPitch2016. The Pitch will be held at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Tuesday Nov. 8.

For more information or for a paper application contact Jenn Dobransky jenn.dobransky@maine.edu or 386-1664.