Think you have the next big invention? Pitch it before a judge in 60-90 seconds for a chance to win as much as $1,000.
The Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research at UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business is hosting the 2nd annual Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch (IQ E-Pitch).
“For any UC student who ever dreamed of bringing a new product or service to life and learn more about business ventures and investments, the IQ E-Pitch could be their chance,” says Catalin Macarie, assistant professor-educator of management, Lindner College of Business. He and Professor Thomas Dalziel, director of UC’s Center for Entrepreneurship, are overseeing the event.
The April 9 competition —open to all UC undergraduates and graduate students —will be 6-9PM at UC’s Tangeman Center Great Hall, Room 465. Registration is required by April 3 and can be made by visiting the IQ E-Pitch website, where competition rules can be found.
Up for grabs are cash prizes courtesy of sponsors Target and Capacity Energy Solutions for both undergraduate and graduate levels: $1,000 grand prize, $500 second-place prize and $250 third-place prize. Teams or individuals who do not qualify for a cash prize could qualify for other (sur)prizes, Macarie says.
Students will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges who come from varied business backgrounds, including investors, executives, startup coaches and prominent entrepreneurs.
“The University of Cincinnati is poised to take a leadership position in building momentum toward creating a community that attracts and supports entrepreneurs,” Macarie says. “We have a great opportunity to put our energy behind the next generation of successful Cincinnati business leaders.”
What: 2nd Annual Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition
Who: Open to all undergraduate and graduate UC students
Where: Tangeman Center Great Hall, TUC 465
When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | 6-9PM
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2014 | IQ E-Pitch