ATLANTA/MACON – Mercer Innovation Heart is trying to find learners with innovative organization concepts to participate in its virtual Elevator Pitch Levels of competition to be held Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. through Zoom.
At this time enrolled Mercer undergraduate and graduate pupils from all campuses, majors and course decades are suitable to enter. Winners will earn up to $500 in prizes for their concepts.
“The aim for the Elevator Pitch Competitors is for our pupils to have a forum to follow evidently describing their concepts and to get opinions,” stated Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of administration and entrepreneurship in the Stetson-Hatcher Faculty of Company. “The notion driving an elevator pitch is that you could get in the elevator with somebody and have stated your idea so effectively and concisely that, by the time you acquired up to their flooring, they would be intrigued adequate to want to find out far more.”
Pupils may perhaps enter the opposition until eventually Feb. 12 by submitting a short registration sort at mic.mercer.edu beneath the “Elevator Pitch Competition” tab at the top of the website page.
Upon registering, a video pitch submission of two minutes or considerably less is owing Feb. 19.
“If learners have an strategy they have been wondering about, we want them to just take the initially move and submit their plan to the competition,” explained Dr. Stenard. “This yr, just one of our most important goals is interdisciplinary thoughts, and we would like learners from all over the University to enter. This is 1 of the motives we will be awarding many winners, to test to really encourage a assorted set of new tips. We are fired up to see what our pupils arrive up with!”
The Elevator Pitch Opposition precedes Mercer Innovation Center’s once-a-year Upcoming Significant Notion Competitors, which will get spot April 16. Learners are qualified to enter thoughts into each contests. Upcoming Massive Plan entries demand a more in-depth pitch, including an on the web software, one-webpage enterprise canvas and government summary.
For a lot more information and facts on the Elevator Pitch and Following Major Concept competitions, e-mail [email protected], or call Dr. Stenard on the Atlanta campus at [email protected] or Stephanie Howard, director of the Mercer Innovation Center, on the Macon campus at [email protected].
About the Mercer Innovation Center
The Mercer Innovation Centre is an energy by Mercer College, alongside with neighborhood associates such as the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Birch Communications, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Dr. Hugh F. Smisson III, to advance a tradition of innovation and establish a thriving group of business people, with a concentration on employing technological innovation to foster financial growth, build 21st century employment and appeal to and keep talent. The Middle is an institutional hard work – led by the Stetson School of Business enterprise and Economics – that crosses tutorial disciplines and geographic boundaries to draw from all of the University’s schools, educational institutions, departments and functioning models. Local community memberships are obtainable, as the Center’s activities and resources are meant to be offered to Mercer students and non-students alike. For much more facts, pay a visit to mic.mercer.edu.