PITCH U Comes to Kent State University on Saturday September 19


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Space is still available at the PITCH U elevator pitch competition at Kent State University on Saturday, September 19.

A new business idea pitch competition sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, PITCH U teaches students how to convince investors to back their ideas. The event provides students at all degree levels (undergraduate through PhD) with the opportunity to make 90-second elevator pitches to a panel of real angel investors.

The competition is FREE and open to students across all fields of study, from art to zoology. You don’t even need to have a business or an idea for one to join.

Prizes totaling $4,000 will be awarded to participants:

  • $2,500 for first place.
  • $1,000 for second place.
  • $500 for third place.

Every participant receives:

  • A free lunch
  • Free parking
  • A $20 gift card to one of several retailers
  • A chance to meet prominent angel investors
  • The opportunity to learn how to learn to pitch investors


Scott Shane Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including Fool's Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America ; Illusions of Entrepreneurship: and The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By.