Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette to hold business pitch competition at MatchBOX Co-Working Studio

Ivy Tech ComIvy Innovate 2014munity College’s School of Business will hold its Second Annual Ivy Innovate competition for Ivy Tech students taking a beginning entrepreneur class. The competition is based on the popular television show “Shark Tank.”

Students give a two to three minute elevator pitch for their small business idea to a panel of judges who choose four to five finalists. The finalists present a 5 to 7 minute executive presentation of their business plan. Judges scores determine the winner.

The public is invited to watch the competition at MatchBOX Co-Working Studio, 17 S. Sixth Street in downtown Lafayette, on Thursday, May 1 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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