Professions Week Workshop: How to Pitch Your Start-Up Idea

Do you have an idea for the next great business? Do you want to learn more about the process of pitching a start-up idea? Are you curious about Demo Day, Ithaca's business idea competition?


Attend this workshop hosted by Brad Treat, instructor of Management and Entrepreneurship, and learn the best ways to turn your ideas into action! You'll also get to hear the pitches of past Demo Day winners and ask them for advice!


In order to sign up to receive Professions Program credit for this workshop, please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.



About Demo Day:

Students with fully formed plans for launching a business, and those who have recently launched,  will have the opportunity to pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs for a share of $15,000 in cash for their business.  

Five businesses will give a eight-minute presentation about their company, followed by four minutes of Q&A from a panel of experienced judges.  After deliberation, the panel of judges will determine which teams will be allocated a portion of the funding based on the viability of their business and the quality of their presentation. Thousands of dollars in funding will be determined and then announced at the reception.

Who will have the best pitch?  What great ideas are students working on?  Is there a company that I'd like to join?  Come and be a part of the audience to find out and cast your vote for the Audience Choice award!

A reception and awards ceremony will follow the presentations.  Prize awards for each team will be announced at the reception. This competition is open to any Ithaca College student in any program at any level.  For those interested in additional assistance, office hours are available from Business School Faculty.  To be added to the mailing list and to sign up for office hours, please contact

Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00pm to 3:50pm

BUS 111

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