2020 Student BizPitch CompetitionThe Clarion University 2020 Student BizPitch Competition is an exciting, educational experience and is intended to challenge students’ creativity and business skills. Students compete solo or in teams of no more than four, and will present their five-minute pitch to a panel of judges.



Three cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded to the top three students or student groups. A fan favorite will receive $250. The Clarion University 2020 Student BizPitch Competition is open to part-time and full-time students enrolled in the Fall semester at Clarion University.

Students will develop and deliver an effective, professional business pitch presenting an innovative and marketable business concept that is both technically and economically feasible and profitable. The final event will be held virtually in November 2020.

KEY DATESApply for BizPitch

REGISTRATION OPENS: September 7, 2020 


FINAL EVENT: November 18, 2020

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Resources

 Click here for an overview of elevator pitches and how to make them effective.

 Check out these 5 tips to create a strong sales message.

 Check out this article, 'How not to embarrass yourself doing the elevator pitch' by Marc Cenedella.

Previous BizPitch Winners


Contact Us

Clarion University
Small Business Development Center


(814) 393-2060

Successful pitches should cover the:

-Business idea and model


-What need does it address or what problem does it solve?

-What differentiates the product/service?

-Market opportunities

-Size and scope of the market – define the customer segments

-Management and operations

-Implementation plans and assumptions

-Define the project costs, people and resources needed for success

-What are your revenue projection?

-How will it make money?


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