Northwest’s 2017 New Venture Pitch Competition continues to grow and evolve to provide a unique learning experience for participants, as well as an opportunity to advance entrepreneurship in the surrounding community.
The competitors will consist of Northwest Missouri State University students, other university students and community college teams as well. Participants will begin with a one-minute ‘elevator pitch’ to generate interest among the judges. After these pitches, participants will set up displays to present their ideas and judges will have the opportunity to visit these displays for more detailed conversations with the teams that most interested them. Based on these interactions, the judges will select teams to participate in the finals and present more details on their new venture.
Kevin Fullerton, Founder of Springboard Creative in Mission Kansas will be our Kick-Off Speaker. Prizes for the winning teams include funding and services to assist in the pursuit of their new venture. Total purse of cash and in-kind $80,000.