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Registration for Bobcat Idea Pitch Competition ends March 11

Jasmine Grillmeier
March 7, 2016

Do you have the next big idea? Sign up for the Bobcat Idea Pitch competition taking place at the Ohio University Student Expo on Thursday, April 14, at the Convocation Center.

The annual competition allows students to pitch business or innovation ideas to experts from the venture capital, business and banking professions and compete for cash prizes. This year, the following cash prizes will be awarded: first place, $1,200; second place, $800; and third place, $300. In addition, winners may receive a feature article on the Center for Entrepreneurship and TechGROWTH Ohio websites. Successful technology pitches with near-term commercialization potential may be offered further consulting with TechGROWTH Ohio at no cost and the opportunity to compete for highly selective additional business development funding.

The competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business, is open to all enrolled Ohio University students, including those at regional campuses. Applicants are not required to be presenting at the Student Expo to participate in this competition. 

Interested students may register via this online form by Friday, March 11. Once registered, students must attend a mandatory one-hour preparatory workshop and submit a 200-word summary of the idea. For more information about the competition, visit expopitch.com.

Participants in the Bobcat Idea Pitch competition are encouraged to also enter this year’s International Video Pitch Competition, a video-only competition among six universities on three continents with cash prizes over $6,000. Deadline for submissions to the video pitch is Friday, April 1. For more details, visit internationalpitch.org.