CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENT TEAMS FOR FINISHING IN THE TOP 3 OF THE 8TH PENN STATE IDEA PITCH COMPETITION!
1ST PLACE - PARKING BEE
2ND PLACE - ORBIS BINDINGS
3RD PLACE - MAGNETO
Welcome to the 8th Penn State Idea Pitch Competition presented by the Smeal College of Business!
This year, for the first time, we will be conducting the competition as a part of Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week. The competition gives PSU students, faculty and alum the opportunity to work together to learn how to effectively formulate and communicate the value of innovative ideas and turn them into real opportunities.
Some of the advantages of the Penn State Idea Pitch over other competitions are:
- Finalists receive guidance from alumni mentors.
- Access to unbiased and high quality judges. Opportunity to receive quality and unbiased feedback of your innovative idea from experts.
- Have your idea ready to be presented to possible sources of funding to take further.
- Network with other entrepreneurs with various complementary skill sets.
The competition is open to PSU undergraduate and graduate students at University Park and all commonwealth campuses. Students with an idea can submit a brief video communicating their idea and vision, and what skills they are looking for to come on board as part of the team.
For those looking to join a team, students who have competed a profile can express interest by "liking" as many submissions as they wish. Students who have submitted ideas will then select team members based on those who have expressed interest in working on their ideas.
Students who have teams and/or ideas ready to go can submit their two minute video at any point before September 28th. These two minute videos must cover requirements as laid out in the requirements found here (link coming soon). The top four teams will advance to the finals and also be assigned an alumni mentor.
Contact Travis Lesser at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.