PITCH U Comes to Kent State University on Saturday September 19 – Small Business Trends

PITCH U Comes to Kent State University on Saturday September 19 – Small Business Trends


Published: Sep 14, 2015
Last Updated: Nov 1, 2017
by Scott Shane
In Startup
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Space is still available at the PITCH U elevator pitch competition at Kent State University on Saturday, September 19.

A new business idea pitch competition sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, PITCH U teaches students how to convince investors to back their ideas. The event provides students at all degree levels (undergraduate through PhD) with the opportunity to make 90-second elevator pitches to a panel of real angel investors.

The competition is FREE and open to students across all fields of study, from art to zoology. You don’t even need to have a business or an idea for one to join.

Prizes totaling $4,000 will be awarded to participants:

  • $2,500 for first place.
  • $1,000 for second place.
  • $500 for third place.

Every participant receives:

  • A free lunch
  • Free parking
  • A $20 gift card to one of several retailers
  • A chance to meet prominent angel investors
  • The opportunity to learn how to learn to pitch investors



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