The Splash Co Receives High Score at PCDA Pitch-Off Competition

Mike Seals - June 17, 2021 11:06 pm

Ponca City, OK – Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) hosted the Fifth Annual Business Plan Pitch-off Friday, June 11th.  Three companies, Mindset Media, Vortex Canning and The Splash Co Survival Swim participated in the business plan submission.  Mindset Media and The Splash Co pitched to three judges for a chance at local incentives in support of their business growth.

“We are excited to host this type of small business competition which supports start-ups and existing small businesses looking to grow a new product or service,” stated Kat Long, Small Business and Information Coordinator for PCDA.  “The Pitch-off has been an effective way to pull start-ups out of the planning stages into the “doing” stage. We could not do this type of program without the direction of the PCDA Board of Trustees and support of our partner Pioneer Technology Center Business Services; especially Ben Evans, Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator.”

The Splash Co received high score and praise from the judges for a clear, concise business plan submission and an excellent pitch which included a powerful one minute video.  Brittany Rector, owner and operator of The Splash Co Survival Swim saw a problem when she learned accidental drownings were the leading cause of death in children ages zero to four.  She also had a solution when she discovered formal swimming lessons can reduce this number by 88%.  And her business model was started.   The Splash Co will receive a $2000 check as well as money for equipment, marketing, office space and Ponca City Chamber membership for one year totaling $5000 in small business support.  “This is overwhelming and amazing,” said a grinning Rector.  “I knew I was competing for incentives, but this type of support is much more than I thought possible.”  Find out more information about The Splash Co on their Facebook page and the website

The Business Plan Pitch-Off has assisted in launching KB Enterprises and their product Gatehands, Titan Preparedness and Aesthetic State of Mind, a state of the art Med Spa here in Ponca City.  Other past Pitch-off participants include Vortex Alley Brewing, The Grand Cigar Bar and GameMaster’s Guild.

The next Business Plan Pitch-off is scheduled for November 12 with business plans to be submitted by close of business Tuesday, November 2.  Businesses must be based in Ponca City whether store front, online, manufacturing or back office.  For more information and to participate in the next Pitch-off, contact Kat Long at 580.761.3028 or email [email protected] for more information.  Congratulations to The Splash Co Survival Swim as the Spring 2021 Pitch-off incentive recipient.

For more information on PCDA, community development programs and business incentives, visit

BELOW: Pictured Judges and Pitch-off winner – Shane Blaes, RCB Bank; Brittany Rector, Owner The Splash Co; James Roller, Victorum Capital and Mark Detten, PCDA Trustee


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