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2009 GVSU Idea Pitch Competition Winners

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Idea Pitch Competition
Taking Your Innovative Idea to the Next Level
The GVSU Idea Pitch Competition provides you 90 seconds to pitch your idea to a panel of West Michigan judges for a chance to win startup capital. Take your idea to the next level, make business connection, and win cash in 90 seconds! No props; no powerpoints; just ideas. Are you ready to compete? Registration for the 2013 competition will be anonounced in August. Registration is free to all undergraduate and graduate GVSU students of all majors.

Click Here to Register Deadline to Register: October 14th When: October 21st at 6:00p.m. Where: Cook-DeWitt Auditorium, GVSU Allendale Campus < Download the Official Guidelines > Registration Deadline: October 14th Competition Date: October 21st

Congratulations to the 2012 Winners! 1st - $1000: Jason Sissing, Pop-Top 2nd - $750: Jacob Hall, Capable Solutions 3rd - $500: Tran Pham, Cultural Program View Larger Map

Why Compete?
The GVSU Idea Pitch Competition will present students with an opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of West Michigan judges for a chance to advance to the Regional Idea Pitch Competition at Davenport University on November 3. An "Idea Pitch" or "Elevator Pitch" is a frequently used term which we interpert as "tell me about your idea in the time it takes to ride up an elevator," i.e. 90 seconds. Presenting yourself effectively is an essential tool in the world of business, and a well-planned idea pitch can open doors in your future. View the photo blog here. View a video of a past competition here. View Pitches from the 2011 Rice University Competition here.
Previous Winners
2012 IPC Winners Jason Sissing, Pop-Top Jacob Hall, Capable Solution Tran Pham, Cultural Program 2011 IPC Winners Miles Smith, Break Away Coupling Sam Rasmussen, Designer Vents 2010 IPC Winners Frank Leonard, Keg Regulator 2009 IPC Winners Michael Henke & Michael McCarthy,
Showerhead LED Ashley Van Roekel, Community Biking System Molly Gagnon, Spider Fighter
2008 IPC Winners Katie Racey, Formal Freedom, LLC Ben Demuro, The Tall Bike Chris Young & John Levandowski,
At Your Service Valet 2007 IPC Winners Joel Soelberg, Clean Scrapper Matt Senko, Tattoo Software Joe Pohlen, DormTshirts.com 2006 IPC Winners Allison Morrow Geoff Patterson Thomas Sanders, Jr. 2005 IPC Winners Joe Pohlen Erik Winquist
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