Startup Week 3-Day Open Pitch Challenge

Posted: March 13, 2018

Learn to pitch ideas, polish your pitch and compete to win $1,000. Pitching your ideas is a valuable skill — no matter what you do in life! All students are welcome.

Learn to pitch, practice pitching and compete to win the $1,000 grand prize.  Have an idea or team or some pitching experience?  Great!  No pitching experience, idea or team?  That's okay too.  All students are welcome! Join us to learn the valuable skill of pitching ideas!

Monday evening, March 26, 7:30-10 pm

  • Team formation is in the Smeal MBA Commons Lobby next to the Blue Chip Cafe - Business Building

Teams will compete in four distinct tracks:

  • Digital
  • Health
  • Freelance
  • General startups

Tuesday, March 27, 8-10 pm

  • Workshops on the basics of pitching

Tuesday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 28, 9 am-6 pm

  • Mentoring/coaching is available in 217 Forest Resources Building (FRB). Students can drop-in to get help from a mentor or coach.

Wednesday, March 28th, 8-10 pm

  • Challenge Finals will be in the Smeal MBA Commons Lobby - Business Building

Dinner and snacks will be provided.

Challenge registration here.

Event info here.

This is a Penn State Startup Week event ( sponsored by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Submitted by Mark Gagnon (