Posted: February 7, 2019

Do you dream of running your own vet practice? Your own environmental consulting firm? Or making a new, super-cool food product? Register for Ag Springboard by February 15th. It will help you whatever your dreams and career path.

This is it! Our last week of pitching you to sign up for Ag Springboard, the student business pitch contest with a $7,500 grand prize.

Register here or by texting 31996. Deadline to register is February 15th.

Run your own firm. Start a non-profit. Create a new food product. Innovate within a big company. Entrepreneurship is all of these things. It's taking action on an idea. Making It Happen.

Signup for the Ag Springboard business pitch contest. Win $7,500 to make your idea happen or help out on a team.

You'll learn how to pitch. How to get new ideas and solutions into the world. (And have a great time and meet really cool people.)

More reasons to compete in Ag Springboard:

  1. Stand out to employers - especially those looking for self-starters.
  2. Learn about entrepreneurship and if it's right for you.
  3. Get one-on-one mentoring and feedback.
  4. Act on your ideas and dreams. Take a step to make them REAL.
  5. Meet some really cool, inspiring people.
  6. Win $7,500 to MAKE your idea HAPPEN.

Ag Springboard is a student pitch contest in ag. sciences. Teams pitch their ideas for a new business or non-profit in food, energy, ecosystems, bioproducts, community development and sustainability. Each team requires one College of Agricultural Sciences student.

Ag Springboard is an awesome opportunity, even for students who don't have a business concept or experience. Teams are looking for students to help. You'll learn a lot and have a lot of fun.

Students with a venture idea will get incredibly valuable feedback and a chance to win funding. Learn more here. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program believes in your dreams and abilities to Make It Happen.

We're here to help! Connect with us -

  • Text 31996 for text updates from the E&I Program
  • @psuaginnovation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • @MakeItHappenPennState on Facebook
  • Register for Ag Springboard at the E&I website
  • Signup for the Entrepreneurship & Innovation email list by contacting Kitty MacKenzie at or drop by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation office in 107 Armsby Building.

Submitted by Lisa Duchene (