Young entrepreneurs invited to give ‘Quick Pitch’

Young entrepreneurs with an innovative idea are encouraged to take part in a Quick Pitch competition Oct. 23 at Texas State University.

Sponsored by the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) and the university’s I-CorpsSite for Entrepreneurship, the event will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Minifie Academic Atrium on the fourth floor The competitive event will reward the best new, innovative and implementable business ideas with cash awards. 

“Our region is known as the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor and a growing center for innovation,” Adriana Cruz, president of the GSMP said. “The Innovation Quick Pitch competition allows us to support and recognize the ingenuity of aspiring entrepreneurs that could someday be major employers in the community.” 

Two competitive tracks are available for the entrepreneur competitors. Track 1 is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Track 2 is open to community members of Hays and Caldwell counties, including the faculty of Texas State University. At least $500 in prize money will be awarded to the winners of each competitive track. 

Applications for the competition are to be submitted/emailed in the form of a 90-second video to TxStWEW@txstate.edu. Deadline to submit is Oct. 16. Additional information for submitting the application video can be found at entrepreneur.txstate.edu/Events/Quick-Pitch

“The GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch as well as all the events planned during this week are perfect examples of Texas State’s commitment to guide and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well on campus and throughout the Greater San Marcos region,” said Dr. J.R. Minifie, Professor at the McCoy College of Business, Texas State University. 

The Greater San Marcos Partnership Innovation Quick Pitch Competition is one of a series of events jointly supported by GSMP and Texas State University during Women Entrepreneurship Week Oct. 19- 26.

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