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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.

Competition Entry Form

CREATE cash prizes:

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

Key Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Entry deadline to present idea

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 
Business Idea Pitch Competition
9 a.m.–12 p.m., Lowth Center

TBA - Additional sessions will be held at the Lowth Center, between Sept. 21 and Nov. 4 with dates/ times to be determined by participants:
Topic #1: Ideation - TBA
Topic #2: Sales and Marketing – TBA
Topic #3: Legal and Operations – TBA
Topic #4: Finance – TBA
Topic #5: Pitch Perfect – TBA

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Final Pitch Competition
9– 11:30 a.m., Lowth Center

Questions? Please contact Kevin Moore at

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


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