Husky Innovate collaborators, Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization invite Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines to pitch their business model to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition.
Our judges represent Michigan Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem — their expertise will provide helpful feedback for students to move their ideas forward.
This legacy event recognizing student entrepreneurial spirit and paying tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark will be held Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served. In addition, a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:
- First Prize: $2,000 — sponsored by Rick and Jo Berquist
- Second Prize: $1,000
- Third Prize: $500
- Honorable Mention: $250
- Audience Favorite: $250 — sponsored by Dan Green (MTU alum and principal, BlackFin Group)
- Breakthrough Innovation Award: $1,000 — sponsored by MTEC SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Social Impact Award: $1,000 — sponsored by Gates Professor Elham Asgari (COB)
Student contestants can register to pitch their business model through Friday (Jan. 13).
Virtual attendees, please register to watch the event remotely.