Jennifer McDonald, founder of Jenny Dawn Cellars, was the winner of Get Started Wichita Pitch competition sponsored by Cox Business and took home the top prize of $20,000 in cash and prices.
The competition, held at the Wichita Boathouse was part of Get started Wichita, a free event that included networking and learning opportunities from accomplished leaders in digital marketing, funding and business growth strategy.
Among the five competitors were selected to make their pitch, with McDonald winning out over some stiff competition. What started as a hobby has turned into a business for McDonald. She now has four wines and distribution in a couple of local liquor stores.
Her well thought out store/winery is set to open in downtown Wichita’s Union Station. Her winning proceeds will certainly help.
The prize package included:
$4000 annual subscription and advertising from Wichita Business Journal
$3000 creative services from Jajo, Inc., a branding, interactive, and marketing services agency
$2000 technology services from Cox Business
$2000 in digital advertising from Cox.Com
$1600 in media service from KWCH TV.