Invest 606

A new business accelerator and pitch contest for businesses operating in the 606 phone area code is being launched by the non-profit organization Invest 606. More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded to businesses in the 606 area code through the contest.

The contest will be the first of its kind to cover all of eastern Kentucky. A $10,000 grand prize, $5,000 second prize, and $3,000 third prize will be awarded for businesses completing the accelerator, along with thousands of dollars in other cash and in-kind prizes. More than $50,000 will be awarded altogether.

Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky

Businesses and entrepreneurs headquartered in the 606 area code can apply to the Invest 606 Accelerator by visiting its website at The deadline to apply is September 22. An independent panel of judges will select up to 15 finalists who will then participate in a 6-month flexible and entrepreneur-led accelerator program. Upon successful completion, finalists will qualify to pitch in the Invest 606 Challenge in April 2020.

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