CREATE (Creating Real Entrepreneurial Actions Through Education) is a business idea pitch competition open to all University of Tampa students who believe they have an idea that can become a real business. Students with the best business concepts are selected to go through an entrepreneurial boot camp which covers topics such as marketing, management, finance and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the boot camp, students will showcase their presentation and compete for cash prizes.
CREATE cash prizes:
1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $500
Monday, Sept. 12
entry deadline to present idea
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Business Idea Pitch Competition
9 a.m.–12 p.m., Lowth Center
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Bootcamp Session and Welcome Luncheon
Topic #1: Ideation
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Lowth Center
Additional sessions will be held at the Lowth Center, between Sept. 21 and Nov. 4 with dates/ times to be determined by participants:
Topic #2: Sales and Marketing – TBA
Topic #3: Legal and Operations – TBA Topic
#4: Finance – TBA
Topic #5: Pitch Perfect – TBA
Friday, Nov. 4
Final Pitch Competition
9– 11:30 a.m., Lowth Center
Questions? Please contact Kevin Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREATE is sponsored by the Sykes College of Business Entrepreneurship Center.
Award money is subject to all local, state and federal taxes where applicable.