Join us at the BIG PITCH contest where innovation and entrepreneurship collide!

Ten diverse colleges from the Maricopa Community College District, ten business ideas, one epic pitch-off.

Be a part of the excitement as they pitch their business ideas and vie for coveted cash prizes to ignite their ventures. AND, you'll have the power to shape one of the outcomes by voting for the People's Choice. Be a part of the excitement and help us launch the next big success story at The Big Pitch!

Every year, The Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) hosts The Big Pitch: a business pitch competition for aspiring students with business ideas from across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. This year, students from across each college will compete to win one of three grand prizes to jump-start their business. All the competitors will be pitching an idea or a business that has been in operation for under a year.

Thank you for our sponsor, Wells Fargo, for these amazing prizes:

  • FIRST PRIZE – Small Business $4,000
  • FIRST PRIZE – Technology / Sustainability $4,000
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE** $2,000

**People’s Choice will be determined by the audience placing “Venture Café Phoenix Bucks (VCPhx)” into a receptacle for their favorite company. The student with the most VCPhx Bucks wins.

The Big Pitch is Sponsored by: Wells Fargo, CEI, and GateWay Community College

November 2, 2023

850 N 5th St. Phoenix Az, 85004

Easy and free parking in the South lot.

Validation available at registration.

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