UM-Dearborn Business Idea Pitch

Students develop these skills by learning about some of the region's most pressing concerns. By pitching their creative ideas for solving these issues, students have a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

The 2023 competition is set to take place on Thursday, January 26th! For the first time since 2019, the competition is scheduled to take place in-person in the COB!

If you are interested in attending the pitch competition, click here to RSVP!

Business Idea Pitch Details

What challenges do you face daily when it comes to healthy living or mobility? Healthy living and mobility issues impact our lives daily -- whether it be on campus, in our homes, or at work. If these obstacles are affecting you, then they must be affecting others, right?

In a two-step process, individuals or teams of up to six members start by submitting ideas online.

Ideas are reviewed by experts. The general public also has the chance to vote for ideas. The top ten teams selected present their ideas for additional cash prizes on Pitch Day.

During the pitch competition, teams have five minutes to describe their business idea more fully as they present to a panel of judges.

Prizes are split among several worthy projects according to the panel of judges.

Final pitch presentations describe the product or service, the target customer or user, the market potential of the idea, identify competitors, and demonstrate how the idea is different from the competition.

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