Early in TS Bank’s history, two powerful realizations were made: Community banking is key to community success, and an essential part of a community's success is the strength of their small businesses.
Since this realization, the bank has worked hard to help local businesses grow, create local jobs, give neighbors fulfilling work, establish a goal to generate profits to be donated, and teach community members about financial literacy.
The newest component of this commitment to local businesses was the creation of REV in 2015.
REV - Ignite Your Business
REV is a pitch competition that enables local entrepreneurs and start-up business owners the chance to win up to $25,000 to better their business.
TS Bank partners with local thought leaders and entrepreneurs to judge applicants pitches, focusing on marketing, business overall, and investment and exit strategy.
Individuals who apply and are accepted will have ten minutes to pitch their business concepts to a panel of four judges at the preliminary event held every October. Five applicants will move on to compete in the finale on the evening of Friday, December 1, 2017.
|Applications are due October 1 of every year.|
Preliminary Small Business Event
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 11, 2017
TS Bank, 43 Scott Council Bluffs, IA 51501
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (15 minutes time slot per applicant)
Small Business Showcase Finale – Top 5 Businesses
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Harrah’s “The Venue”, 1 Harrah’s Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
5 – 6 p.m. – Networking and appetizers
6 – 7 p.m. – Pitch presentations
7:30 p.m. – Announce winner(s) (each applicant may receive capital and may be at varied levels)
*A panel of judges will evaluate the top five small businesses. A total of $25,000 will be reinvested and awarded in various amounts.
Sponsor announcement coming soon!
Want to be a sponsor or partner for REV 2017?
Fill out the SPONSOR FORM online or call (712) 487-0427 by October 1, 2017.
We are also accepting 2018 sponsors and partners!
PAST REV WINNERS