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MIT Enterprise Forum Student Pitchfest Program

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Learn how to set up a Student Pitchfest Program here.

Learn how to set up a Student Pitchfest Program here.

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  • 1. Entrepreneurship is Alive Student Pitchfest draws interest from technology driven business students IACBE April 9, 2014 Dr. Mary Beth McCabe mmccabe@nu.edu
  • 2. What makes a student entrepreneur?  A variety of different skillsets, like a “jack of all trades” (Lazear, 2005)  Student entrepreneurs are different. Politis, D, Winborg, J., Dahlstrand, A. (2012) Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs.  Creating entrepreneurs from student scientists (2002) Tan and Subramanniam. Science and the student entrepreneur
  • 3. Promotion of event: earned, shared and, owned media.
  • 4. http://youtu.be/tyXyex3zDgI
  • 5. McCabe, left, with judges and finalists
  • 6. How can I create an event like this at my school?  Name your Student Pitchfest Event, featuring student business presentations (3-5 minutes) and create a depository  Students submit their business plans and committee selects finalists  Train mentor coaches and select judges  Select Winner/s to feature at future larger event  Certificates to all who students who presented  Set your budget: Ours was $600 in prizes. Grand prize team wins $500, second place $100, Top three teams get 1 year student memberships of academic organization  Create realistic deadlines for submission/selections  Next year, partner with International competition for winner.
  • 7. References  Lazear, Edward P, Entrepreneurship (2005). Journal of Labor Economics, Vol.23(4), p.649-680  Politis, D, Winborg, J., Dahlstrand, A. Exploring the resource logic of student entrepreneurs (2012) International Small Business Journal. Vol. 30(6) pp.659- 683.  Tan, Leo Wee Hin and Subramaniam, R, Science, Science and the Student Entrepreneur, 2002, Nov 22, 2002 p. 1556.

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