Student Pitchfest draws interest from
technology driven business students
April 9, 2014
Dr. Mary Beth McCabe
What makes a student
A variety of different skillsets, like a “jack of all trades”
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
Promotion of event:
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
Students submit their business plans and committee selects
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
Create realistic deadlines for submission/selections
Next year, partner with International competition for
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-
Tan, Leo Wee Hin and Subramaniam, R, Science, Science
and the Student Entrepreneur, 2002, Nov 22, 2002 p.
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