Ag Springboard 2014 Team Enrollment Now Open!

Posted: January 30, 2014

Take your great idea for start-up, Ag-related businesses, make a splash and compete for seed money to make it happen.

Important Dates

  • Team enrollment deadline is March 1, 2014.
  • Submit materials by March 20.
  • Finalists compete for a $7,500 top prize on April 10.


Contact Mark Gagnon at to enroll.

More Information

$7,500 grand prize! Ag Springboard is an annual business plan presentation competition open to all students at Penn State. 

Teams must consist of 2-5 students, at least one of whom must be a student enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences. 

Form or join a team to compete in this spring's 2014 Ag Springboard Competition. Checkout teams here.

The event is sponsored by Earl and Kay Harbaugh whose generous support is also used to fund a variety of entrepreneurial activities at Penn State. 

Questions? Contact Mark Gagnon,

Top 5 Reasons to Participate in Ag Springboard:

  1. Strengthen your resume — employers seek students who have competitive “real world” experiences.
  2. The odds of winning are great to claim the $7,500 prize — some contests have only 25 teams!
  3. Take your idea to the next level and start a company — winners will have an opportunity to connect with potential investors, build their networks and obtain valuable guidance.
  4. Be recognized for your efforts and abilities — build the winning team and experience success!
  5. Learn what it takes to pitch a business idea and develop these valuable career building skills while at Penn State.