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2012 Pitch George Offers “Fan Favorite” Prizes

This year’s Pitch George business plan competition – scheduled for Nov. 10 in Duques Hall – will offer prizes for “fan favorites” for the first time ever.

The annual elevator pitch competition gives participants the opportunity to pitch a new venture idea, gain feedback on the business concept’s viability, and win start-up capital.  Participants compete at three tiers – graduate, undergraduate and high school – as individuals or in teams of two or three.

First-place graduate and undergraduate winners receive $2,000 each, and first place high school winners are awarded $750.  This year, audience members will also have a chance to vote for one finalist in each tier; those graduate and undergraduate “fan favorites” will win $500, and the high school favorite will receive $250.

Also new this year is a bonus that allows the first-place graduate and undergraduate winners to automatically advance to the semi-final round of the GW Business Plan Competition, which has its first deadline in January 2013.

For Pitch George, real-world entrepreneurs serve as judges. Audience members include entrepreneurship faculty and professionals, and individuals or groups with connections to the entrepreneurial, startup, and venture capital communities in Washington. D.C.

For more on Pitch George, go here.

Posted by gwsb on November 6, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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MBA Admissions and Experience Blog

The members of the MBA Admissions team contribute to the blog with postings about recruitment tours, events, interviews with current students, and insights about the admissions process. The team is composed of:

Christopher Storer, Executive Director
Jason Garner, Associate Director
Patsy Torres, Assistant Director
Jason Smith, Assistant Director
Shelly Heinrich, Admissions Consultant
Jessica Page, Coordinator