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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Venture Competition Pitch Day

Date: 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT April 26, 2013 Location: Stamm Dining Hall

Stamm Dining Hall

Eleven teams still in the running for the Lewis & Clark Venture Competition will pitch their projects to a panel of judges for a chance at project funding totaling $30,000.

Launched in January, the Venture Competition welcomed proposals from three- to five-member teams of students and young alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, and the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Throughout the spring, a field of more than 40 was narrowed down to 11 remaining teams.

The five winning teams announced at the end of the Pitch Day event will receive additional mentorship and seed funding throughout the summer. This fall, the Venture Competition will culminate in one last round of presentations by the finalists, and funding totaling up to $30,000 will be made available to the two most promising ventures.

The Lewis & Clark campus community is invited to attend Pitch Day. 


9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Presentations

Each team will give a 10-minute pitch before a panel of judges, and the judges then will have 10 minutes to ask questions. 

3:30-4:15 p.m. Reception
4:15 p.m. Keynote address 

Will Poole, founder and managing partner of Unitus Seed Fund: “Sustainable Impact: building hyper-local support for the next generation of social entrepreneurs, from the US to Europe to India”

4:45 p.m. Five winning teams announced