Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization

What is the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization?

CEO has helped launch multiple student-run start-ups . We provide members with support, knowledge, networking opportunities and accountability to insure the maximum amount of success in their business ventures. We enhance our meetings by bringing industry leaders to speak on relevant topics, exploring local resources, and learning how to implement cutting edge business concepts into our projects. You are by no means required to have an idea or business before joining the group. We welcome students of all disciplines. Our leadership team can help you through the ideation process or match you up with an existing team that is in need of your talents.

What do we do?

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization is the premier entrepreneurship organization at GVSU. We focus on active goal setting and accountability to empower students and community members who are serious about their business to go to the next level. The GVSU chapter won 1st place in Entrepreneurial Action the past two years at the CEO National Conference.



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C.E.O. Club has been hosting pitch competitions for students since 2005. With 90 seconds to say your idea, no slides or props, students have been able to relay their ideas to judges and draw out the bigger picture in their head. First place gets an invite to join CEO Club to the Annual National Conference in Tampa, Florida and it goes down the line of winners if they can't make it! This conference takes place November 2nd-4th and more details can be found in the CEI center (flyers and promotional items on the table from CEO headquarters). 

First Place: $1,250

Second Place: $750

Third Place: $500

Fourth Place: Audience Favorite Pitch

Monday, October 16th

5pm - 7pm

SCB Forum A
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


CEO Club Annual Pitch Competition

October 16, 2023 5:30 PM

Do you have a new product or business idea? Want to win some cash? Business student or not, this is the event for you! The GVSU Idea Pitch Competition provides you with 90 seconds to present your idea...

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Fall 2023 Semester Schedule

Meeting Location: Downtown Seidman Building Suite #1127 (CEI Center)





Get To Know CEO Club

September 18

5:30 p.m.

SCB #1127

Pitch Practice

October 2

5:30 p.m.

SCB #1127

CEO Pitch Competition

October 16

5:00 p.m.

SCB Forum A

CEO Annual National Conference

November 2-4

All Day

Tampa, Florida

Entrepreneurial Mindset 

November 20


SCB #1127

Main Point of Contact

C.E.O. Club President: Alina Ladewig at [email protected] 

Page last modified September 5, 2023