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New Venture Pitch Competition

2023 New Venture Pitch Competition

April 21st, 2023

more information coming soon
Northwest Missouri State University | Maryville, MO


The New Venture Pitch Competition provides business students and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to present their ideas to small business owners and investors in a competitive setting.

2022 participating students were enrolled in entrepreneurship, a required course for Northwest management majors, the experience also provides a valuable opportunity to network with other business professionals.

“By developing a business plan and coming up with a completely new business, you have to consider marketing and human resources and operations and finance and economics – all of that goes into it,” Dr. Ben Blackford, the director of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business, said. “Secondly, even if they don’t plan on starting a business, they’re getting a great presentation opportunity because the judges are wonderful alumni and members of the community that have agreed to help, and they are the people who will be their bosses, their clients and their coworkers once they graduate.”

How does it work?

More information coming soon. The deadline to enter is TBA. The competition will take place in 2023.