Event Date & Time: April 21st at 2:00 PM
Location: NMU Forest Roberts Theater
Mini Pitch Submissions Due: April 4th
The Big Pitch is the culminating event of the annual New Business Venture Competition at NMU. The campus and Marquette communities are welcome to attend this “Shark Tank” style competition where students pitch their ideas to a panel of judges as they try to win thousands of dollars to get their business ideas off the ground.
Invent@NMU, in partnership with Northern Michigan University and the Lake Superior Community Partnership, presents the first ever Mini Pitch competition. Taking place during the Business After Hours event, this new component of the NMU Pitch was created to draw upon the notion that all ideas, no matter how big or small, are worth exploring.
Similar to the Big Pitch, the Mini Pitch is also a “Shark Tank” style competition where students pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Five (5) teams will present their ideas live to a panel of judges for the chance to win one of TWO $500 cash prizes. Teams do not have to provide a business plan or any documentation to prove that their idea is feasible, we just ask that candidates fill out the application form before the due date and present a smart, FUN, and convincing pitch.
Another key distinction is that the Mini Pitch will not feature a Q&A so participants are encouraged to put their best foot forward and proactively answer questions they think the judges might ask about their ideas.
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on Monday, April 4th, 2022
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