Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Pitch Competition

MARCH 23, 2017 | NORTHBANK CENTER GRAND BALLROOM

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Management Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held its annual Business Pitch Competition recently, which awarded four teams a total of $15,000 to pursue their ventures and business ideas.  While the funding is highly valuable to the winning teams, the impact of the competition extends far beyond the financial support, said the Hagerman Center’s director Mark Simon, PhD.

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Each year, the School of Management and the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (HCEI) sponsor a business pitch competition. The School of Management and HCEI award of $10,000 or more among 3-4 finalists/teams which can be used to further develop their idea, launch the venture or in any way they desire! Business experts will advise winning teams and introduce them to investors. Plus, even if you do not win, just entering the competition will give you a great resume line and an incredible learning experience.

The competition is open to all students and alumni.

Contact Marksimo@umflint.edu if you have any questions.

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