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Michigan Tech Institute praised by Gov Rick Snyder

The Institute for Leadership and Innovation (ILI) was specifically mentioned in Gov. Rick Snyder’s inaugural address on Jan. 1. Snyder said the institute is one of the great successes in the state.

The ILI is home to the Enterprise Program, the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership, and the High School Enterprise Program.

Under the direction of Professor Robert Warrington and Professor of Practice Robert Mark (School of Business and Economics), the institute seeks to develop innovation, discovery and leadership skills among students from all academic departments.

View a transcript of the governor’s speech.

2010 Elevator Pitch Competition–Thurs, Nov 18

Students in the School of Business and Economics will do just that at the 2010 Michigan Tech Elevator Pitch Competition this Thursday night, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. in Fisher 135. Thirteen teams will come together, in a battle of creativity, drive, and persuasive facts. Only one team will walk away with $1,000.00 in cash.

In the competition, contestants have a limited time (like on an elevator ride) to sell a concept to someone who doesn’t have previous knowledge about their business. A three-minute time limit is placed on the competitors, who will also be competing for second ($500), third ($250), and audience-favorite ($200) prizes. You can join students, faculty, staff, and community members for this year’s event. You won’t be disappointed!

Last Year’s Winners

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Audience Favorite