Let your big idea become a business reality by winning this competition and jumpstarting your business.
Sponsored by the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic, and the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the Seventh Annual WCU Business Idea Competition promotes creativity and idea generation by recognizing innovative ideas for new products, services, and technology.
The goals of the competition are to foster idea generation and to facilitate commercialization of business ideas.
Ideas will be reviewed by business angels and business advisors. The top ideas will be selected for the Business Idea Pitch event on April 17 at WCU. Business experts, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic Angel Investors, and members of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce will judge the Idea Pitch.
Ideas that have not yet been commercialized and can be used as the foundation for a new business are eligible.
There are four tracks in this competition:
- WCU Undergraduates
- WCU Graduate Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff
- Chester County-Based Startups
- Chester County High School Students
This year, students from Beijing Union University will be visiting WCU in April and participating in the Business Idea Pitch on April 17.
Submissions are due by Feb. 25. Click here to submit an entry.
- Grand Prize: $2,500
- First Place Prize in Each Track: $1,000
- Second Place Prize in Each Track: $500
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