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The Northwest Missouri State University New Venture Pitch Competition aims to bring together future or current entrepreneurs and small business owners to provide educational, informational, and networking opportunities. The competition is divided into three tracks: one for students of higher education institutions, one for high school students, and one for the general public. In addition to the competition, the event will include keynote speaker and Northwest graduate Brian Weaver. You will learn how he has built a business whose insight and capabilities are highly sought-after by the world’s biggest brands including Ferrari, Microsoft, GE, Sprint and Anheuser-Busch. Weaver’s firm Anthem Media Group has been recognized for excellence by many, most recently being named to Inc. 500s Fastest Growing Companies for 2012.
Registration for the competition is closed.
In conjunction with the competition, there will also be seminars on a variety of topics of interest to current or future small businesses. Four seminars will be available, with a new topic every 40 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m. Interested individuals may attend the seminars even if he/she will not be entering the competition.
Seminar registration is closed.
For additional information please contact:
Ben Blackford, Ph.D.
Department of Business
2660 Colden Hall