Business Model Road Test Pitch Competition

Dan Williamson meets with ESP faculty and staff
 Entrepreneurship classroom setting
Student writing on post-it notes in class
 Startup Weekend participant group photo
 Post-it notes on a whiteboard
Held at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, the Business Model Road Test Pitch Competition gives undergraduates completing the Institute’s introductory-level Business Model Development course the opportunity to pitch early-stage business ideas for which they have developed and road-tested viable business models. Teams pitch to 15-20 investors, incubator/accelerator staff, startup founders, and ecosystem builders in a Demo Day-style format. Students often cite this as their first real entrepreneurial experience and a benchmark for reflecting on their personal growth through the rest of the entrepreneurship program and beyond.