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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.

The opening pitch day is where all groups interested in participating will deliver their pitch to a group of judges. The top 10 teams will then be selected to move on to our entrepreneurial boot camps and end with a final pitch.

Opening Pitch Day - Sept. 28 from 12-2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.

To participate in the Competition you MUST be able to attend the Bootcamps. 

Bootcamp #1 - Oct. 5 from - 12-2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.
Bootcamp #2 - Oct. 12 from - 12-2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.
Bootcamp #3 - Oct. 19 from - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.
Bootcamp #4 - Nov. 2 from - 12- 2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.
Final Pitch with Finalist for PRIZE MONEY - Nov. 4 from 12- 2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.

Bootcamp Topics Covered

Bootcamp #1 Oct. 5
Topic #1: Entrepreneurial Journey
Topic #2: Ideas, Innovation and Creativity

Bootcamp #2 Oct. 12
Topic #3: Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
Topic #4: Management

Bootcamp #3 Oct. 19
Topic #5: Finance
Topic #6: Sales and Marketing

Bootcamp #4 Nov. 2
Topic #7: Pitch Perfect
Topic #8: Pitch Practice

Final Pitch - Nov. 4 from  - 12 - 2 p.m. in the LEC Pitch Room.

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

Register Today on Spartan Collective!

Questions? Please contact ecenter@ut.edu.

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

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