Great Valley to hold inaugural Student Pitch Day on April 27

MALVERN, Pa. — Students can pitch their business ideas and compete for cash prizes at Penn State Great Valley’s inaugural Student Pitch Day on April 27. Sponsored by the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship, this is an excellent opportunity for students to share their entrepreneurial visions with faculty and area professionals.

Running from 1 to 6 p.m., the event will consist of two rounds of pitches, a keynote address, guest speakers, and a panel discussion beneficial to early-stage startup founders. Awards will be given to the top three pitches, including a $500 cash prize for first place.

“The REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship is committed to supporting student success and the ecosystem of local entrepreneurs,” said Doug Schumer, the faculty director for the center. “Student Pitch Day is great opportunity for students to gain experience in presenting their company concept, and we look forward to making this an annual event.”

Individuals interested in sharing their idea should complete the Student Pitch Day Application Form found on the Penn State Great Valley website by Thursday, April 13. Students will be judged on their presentation skills and the attractiveness of their investment opportunity.

Established by a grant through the Invent Penn State initiative, the REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship aims to engage and encourage Penn State students, faculty and community members to generate innovative, commercially-viable solutions to address existing and emerging business and social needs. The center has also partnered with the Chester County Economic Development Council to support entrepreneurial efforts throughout the Philadelphia region.