Posted: February 21, 2019

Do you dream of running your own vet practice? Your own environmental consulting firm? Or creating a new, super-cool food product?

Ag Springboard, the student business pitch contest with a $7,500 grand prize, helps students pursue their dreams and prepare for successful careers as innovators.

Register by March 1 at .

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.

By competing in Ag Springboard, 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:

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

Ag Springboard is a student pitch contest in the 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.

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program believes in your dream 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.