Category: Prizes

Michigan Tech Bob Mark Pitch Competition Jan. 29

Registration is now open for the Bob Mark Pitch Competition. Husky Innovate is hosting the 2020 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29  from in the Atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building. Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to compete. Register online.

We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us for an energized pitch competition. The Bob Mark Business Model Competition assesses the potential of an idea by focusing on the product-market fit, the product/technology idea and the value it brings to the market.

Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches.

Prizes for the Bob Mark Business Model Competition include:

  • First Prize – $2,000
  • Second Prize – $1,000
  • Third Prize – $500
  • Honorable Mention (two prizes) – $250 each
  • Audience Favorite – $250

This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the College of Business who started the Elevator Pitch Competition at Michigan Tech. The competition recognizes his entrepreneurial spirit and its continuation at Michigan Tech.

The 2020 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.

Husky Innovate is Michigan Tech’s resource hub for innovation & entrepreneurship and offers workshops, competitions, NSF I-Corps training, a Speaker Series, and cohosts the Silicon Valley Experience.

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Michigan Tech 3 Minute Thesis Competition Registration Open

The Graduate Student Government announces this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

This competition offers a great opportunity for graduate students across the university to present their research to a general audience. Participants are required to present their research within three minutes. This contest is open to all graduate students at any stage/path of their graduate studies. They are not required to have a finished thesis, or even a proposal to present – even coursework track students can participate. Participants are judged on their communication and presentation skills while delivering their content in just three minutes with one static PowerPoint slide.

The 3MT competition was started by the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008. Success and the growing popularity of the competition spread the idea across more than 200 universities around the globe. The winner of the local Michigan Tech competition will earn the opportunity to present at the regional 3MT competition. The registration for the local competition is open now and will continue through October 23.

The competition is divided into two phases: preliminary rounds and a final round. Preliminary rounds will be held on campus in the MUB Ballroom from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. These times are subject to change based on the number of presenters in the preliminary round. To promote the involvement of a general audience, the final round will be held at Continetal Fire Co. in downtown Houghton from 6 to 8 p.m.

The winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $300 and $150 respectively. Additionally, a People’s Choice award will be given to a speaker selected by the event’s audience, with a cash prize of $100. GSG invites and encourages all graduate students to take advantage of this amazing competition.

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Michigan Tech Idea Pitch Competition

Students, you’ve kicked around that great idea of yours for a while. Now is your chance to pitch it.

The Idea Pitch Competition will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 in GLRC G202. There will be a pre-pitch meet-and-greet reception in the GLRC 201 Lobby. The Idea Pitch Competition gives students a chance to take their ideas live and get valuable feedback from our panel of experts including local community members and alums. Students have two minutes to share their favorite innovation and/or disruptive idea in an interactive community setting. Present alone or with a team of up to two people. Top teams will be awarded cash prizes. Register here.

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