The K.C. O'Shaughnessy Business Pitch Competition and Showcase is an opportunity for Western Michigan University students to pitch their innovative business ideas for a chance to win prizes and receive feedback.
Applications for the 2018 competition are due before midnight on March 18. The competition will take place Friday, March 23 from 1-3:30 p.m. in 2150 Schneider Hall on WMU's campus.
Check out the 2017 winners' videos and read about all the finalists.
The application for the 2018 Pitch Competition is closed.
The WMU Business Pitch Competition is named in memory of Dr. K.C. O'Shaughnessy, a professor of management in the Haworth College of Business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, who passed away in 2011. The work he started in the area of entrepreneurship led to the creation of events like this competition, the major and minor in entrepreneurship, and the formation of the business accelerator Starting Gate. His legacy lives on in the students who now benefit from these programs.