All About Ag Springboard

Posted: February 16, 2015

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Coordinator Mark Gagnon ( explains Ag Springboard, a student business pitch competition with a grand prize of $7,500.


Ag Springboard is a student business pitch competition for Penn State students. Teams must include a student from the College of Agricultural Sciences. The grand prize is $7,500 and the second prize is $2,500.

This means that students may start with an idea for some kind of solution — a product, service, business or a non-profit venture — then build a business pitch around it. It's the combination of an Ag-related science with the business pitch aspect.

An example of a product is the Leafy plant moisture sensor that won in 2014.