Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs
An Elevator Pitch Competition with Cash Prizes
With the financial and professional support of alumni Doug (’94) and Diane (’95) Villhard, Truman State University hosts the annual Bulldog B.I.T.E Elevator Pitch Competition during the spring semester. The competition allows Truman students to pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept by presenting a concept or idea for a product, service or project.
The competition is open to any Truman student or team of Truman students (up to three members) enrolled during the spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the competition.
Judges select six teams to attend a live pitch competition to present their concept to a panel of judges. The top three finalists receive cash rewards:
- First place (Cody Sumter Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award):
- Second place (Amanda Gioia Entrepreneurship Award):
- Third place:
The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and is coordinated on campus by the Office of Advancement.
For rules and entry information, see Competition Details.