Flywheel, a provider of rental networking spaces, said Thursday it has launched a business service called Pitch-Space.com that’s designed to facilitate the connection between startups and growth companies and investors in the private equity markets.

The website platform is a members-only marketplace that features a library of pre-recorded pitches and detailed information on early-, seed- and growth-stage companies. Companies are presented newest first, and are sortable by their area of focus, making it easy for investors to filter and screen based on their interests.

“The idea for this new business service offering is a direct response to COVID-19 which has wiped out the conventional in-person pitch events and demo days that were the primary way for entrepreneurs and investors to get connected,” Flywheel co-founder Peter Marsh said. “We decided to do this as soon as the stay-at-home orders happened.”

Pitch-Space Livestream events will feature live pitches from each stage of development, and also allow investors to meet founders in private virtual rooms or network with general attendees. On alternate months, Pitch Space will run Ignite events open to the general community designed to stimulate ideas and open networking.

The company plans to have Pitch-Space.com representatives in all of the major markets in North Carolina and plans on expanding throughout the Southeast.

In other Flywheel news, it plans to open a third location in Concord.

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