Apply for Flyer Pitch to win $25K for your startup

Have an idea for a new business and want a shot at $25K? The Flyer Pitch might be for you!

The Flyer Pitch, sponsored by University of Dayton & The Entrepreneurs Center, is a new venture creation competition. It is open to anyone — students, both from UD or from other schools, UD alumni, and members of the public.

Flyer Pitch organizers will hold information sessions today, Tuesday, Sept. 17 and tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 4p in the Miriam Hall second floor student lounge on UD’s campus.

The competition will begin Oct. 19 with Shark Tank-style elevator pitches. It will continue Nov. 16 with the new venture creation cameo round, and conclude April 4, 2020 with final new venture creation pitches.

The first place prize is a $25K cash award, plus $25K of in-kind support. In total, more than $100K in cash prizes & more than $150K of in-kind services will be awarded.

Apply here.

The Flyer Pitch is in its 13th year. More than 35 businesses have been launched through the competition, and more than $17M in capital has been raised by those businesses.

Last year’s first place winner was Dani Ruffolo, founder of Handy Hats.

For more information, contact Vince Lewis, Director of UD’s L. Willian Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at vlewis1@udayton.edu or 937-229-2022.

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