Special categories including best for profit or not for profit related to:
Entrepreneurship experts and venture funders will provide free coaching for the winning teams.
Competition provides a great learning experience and a resume line that could get you the job you want.
Hear from the 2017 winner, Brittney Thomas, about why you should enter the Business Pitch Competition!
DATES: Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 pm and Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 pm
LOCATION: 2321 Riverfront Center
See resources tab for additional training materials
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
This competition was made possible by a generous gift from Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman.
Individuals winning $1,000 or more will receive cash awards. Those winning less than $1,000 will get Amazon gift cards. Awards may affect the winners' taxes and financial aid.
The SOM and Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is sponsoring a business pitch competition. We will award $10,000 among roughly three teams, which can be used to further develop their ideas, to launch a venture, or to use in any way the winners desire! Business experts will advise and introduce winning teams to investors. Even if your team does not win, just entering the competition will give you a great resume line and an incredible learning experience.
To enter, submit a seven-to-ten slide PowerPoint presentation and a one-to-three page single-spaced description (see the resources page for details). Only those who advance will present their ideas to judges.
The competition is open to all UM-Flint students! Non-students, including alumni, may participate, provided that a UM-Flint student is on their team.
Contact Marksimo@umflint.edu if you have any questions.
Note: All event organizers’ and judges’ decisions are final and not subject to appeal!
THE TWO DELIVERABLES REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION ARE:
Submit your entry to Marksimo@umflint.edu. Make sure that your presentation and supporting document include:
If you have any questions throughout the submission process, please email Mark Simon at email@example.com.
Submit a PowerPoint presentation (seven to ten slides) and a one-to-three page single- spaced document with backup details. View the Business Pitch Competition Template located under the resources tab.
No. Only those teams who advance to the next round of the competition will give a presentation to the judges. The initial submission includes developing PowerPoint slides, it does not include presenting those slides.
Finalists will have seven minutes to present approximately seven to ten slides. In addition, there will be a ten-minute period for the judges to ask questions.
There are five special category awards including best for profit or not for profit related to:
Individuals winning $1,000 or more will receive cash awards. Other winners will get Amazon gift cards. Awards may affect taxes and financial aid.
Yes! However, we strongly encourage you to use the winnings to start the venture. After all, if your idea is so promising that you won, why not try to parlay your winnings into hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars?
Yes. See the resources tab. The resource page contains links to sites containing useful information. In addition, carefully read the business pitch template, which provides valuable guidance to help you develop your submissions. We also strongly encourage you to take advantage of the training sessions on Wednesday, February 7, 12:30 pm and Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:30 pm in 2321 Riverfront Center. Finally, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more guidance.
All UM-Flint students who were enrolled during Fall 2017 and/or who are enrolled during Winter 2018. Moreover, each team can include non-UM Flint students, including alumni, but it must include at least one UM-Flint student. Teams may be any size. The business idea can concern a for-profit or a not-for-profit business. The idea can’t be part of an established company. It also can’t have already generated more than $5000 in revenue or investments (excluding investments by the entrepreneur).
Yes. UM-Flint students (but not others) may be on more than one team. However, if more than one of their teams makes it to the finals, the students will have to choose one team with which to continue.
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