Create Business Idea Pitch

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.

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CREATE cash prizes:

1st place: $1,500
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500

Key Dates

Wednesday, Dec. 3 
5 p.m. entry deadline to present idea 
Bootcamp and pitch sessions will occur in the Spring 2015 semester, dates to be announced.  

Business Idea Pitch Competition - Jan. 30, 2015
Room TBD 9 a.m. – noon

Bootcamp #1 - Feb. 6, 2015 
Welcome Luncheon
JS 150, 9 a.m. - noon

Bootcamp #2 - Feb. 13, 2015 
Marketing Workshop
JS 150, 9 a.m. - noon

Bootcamp #3 - Feb. 20, 2015 
Legal & Operations Workshop 
JS 150, 9 a.m. - noon

Bootcamp #4 - March 3, 2015 
Finance Workshop
JS 150, 9 a.m. - noon

Bootcamp #5 - March 20, 2015 
Presentation Preparation 
JS 150, 9 a.m. - noon

Final Business Plan Competition
Room TBD, 9 a.m. - noon


Questions? Please contact James Zebrowski at (813) 257-3039 or ecenter@ut.edu

CREATE is sponsored by the Sykes College of Business Entrepreneurship Center.

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Award money is subject to all local, state and federal taxes where applicable.