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Entrepreneur Showcase: April 8

The McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship and The Prindle Institute for Ethicsat DePauw University are sponsoring an Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition for all students of DePauw University on Saturday, April 8, at the Hoover Hall Daseke Room. The program is designed for anyone who is interested in starting a business or has already started a business.

The afternoon will give DePauw University students an opportunity to “pitch” their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback on their presentations. Especially worthwhile ideas will be awarded prize money. Seed financing will be awarded to those students interested in pursuing the development of their entrepreneurial idea in accordance with the social entrepreneurship initiative supported through the Prindle Institute of Ethics.

DePauw students, who want to present a pitch on April 8, should contact the McDermond Center via email (mcdermond@depauw.edu) or by phone at (765) 658-4024 to register. All students interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend the Entrepreneurship Information meeting on February 6th (information provided below).

In addition to the Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition, we will be hosting a full semester of entrepreneurship programming. All events are free and open ot the DePauw and Greencastle communities. These events are required for all students wanting to make a business plan pitch on April 8. All others wishing to attend the April 8th Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition should RSVP to Sandy Smith (swsmith@depauw.edu) in the McDermond Center.

Entrepreneurship Programming

Sponsored by the McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship
Spring Semester, 2017

February 10 – Entrepreneurship Information Meeting
11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m., Hoover Hall Daseke Room

Anyone interested in entrepreneurship should attend this meeting. Lunch will be served.

March 1 – Dave Hersh ‘94, Co-founder & Partner, Zag Partners 
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Julian Science & Math - Room 157

Preparing financial forecasts

March 7 – Courtney Richey, Regional Director, Indiana Small Business Development Center
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Julian Science & Math - Room 157

Analyzing the Competitive Environment

March 14 – Brian Bar, Founder & CEO, Victory Lap
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Julian Science & Math - Room 157

Focusing your Idea

March 21 – Courtney Richey, Regional Director, Indiana Small Business Development Center
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Julian Science & Math - Room 157

Making your Pitch

April 8 –  Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Hoover Hall Daseke Room