Entrepreneurs compete at GVSU

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Valley State University undergraduate entrepreneurs will showcase their ideas, network with business professionals and compete for cash prizes in the fifth annual Idea Pitch Competition. 

The competition is Wednesday, October 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium of Grand Valley’s DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, 401 Fulton St. W.

Competitors will make 90-second pitches, which will be analyzed by a panel of judges based on the quality of their idea and presentation. The first place prize is $1,500. Second place is $900 and third place is $400. The event is open to the public and media coverage is encouraged.

The event is hosted by Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization student group. More than 90 students interested in participating submitted applications. The submissions were reviewed by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center for feasibility and overall idea quality. The top 20 applicants are invited to participate.

For more information, visit the organization Web site at www.gvsuceo.com