More than $5,000 is up for grabs in this year’s Bauervic Pitch Competition, where students present a business idea to win start-up funding.
Students can pitch their idea individually or as a team, and there will be support along the way in the form of workshops, most of which will take place at the Idea Center in Downtown Midland. Those workshops are scheduled to run from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 6, and 1 to 2 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17. On Monday, Feb. 13, a workshop will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in Sloan 103.
Students will be required to attend at least one workshop session. If part of a team, only one team member is required to attend. However, it’s highly encouraged that all team members make at least one workshop, even if they all can’t come to the same one.
The competition will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Students will have five minutes to present their idea. Technology will be available for students to display slide decks.
Prizes are as follows: $3,000 for 1st place; $2,000 for 2nd place; and $1,000 for third place. The prize money is to be used to further the winning business ideas.
This business start-up competition is made possible by a generous gift from the Charles M. Bauervic Foundation.