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The Idea2Innovate Business Plan Pitch Competition is a regional Shark Tank style business idea competition where community college students compete head-to-head for a chance to win cash scholarships and advance to a statewide competition. The event, which was developed by the Small Business Deputy Sector Navigator as an experiential learning activity for students interested in entrepreneurship, will be hosted at Mesa College.
Southwestern College (SWC) students interested in participating in the regional competition will receive assistance with developing their pitch and business presentation, as part of a mini-grant awarded to Southwestern College business professor, Yvonne Lucas. Two competition submission development labs will be held at SWC’s main campus at which students will receive tips and information on how to to put together a winning pitch video and business plan presentation, in addition to one-on-one business counseling from Center for International Trade Development Business Advisors, Gabriel Reyes and Monica Rosas.
In addition to the assistance with developing their entries to the regional competition, students will have an opportunity to practice their pitch at SWC’s Business Club’s “Jaguar Cage” pitchfest event. The event, which will be held on March 23rd, 2016 will give SWC students an opportunity to receive constructive feedback from a panel of business professionals to help fine-tune their pitch and plan for the regional competition, and also a chance to win a package of resources and prizes from the Business Club.
For more information about the competition and the submission development labs, click here.