Student innovation

The WSU Office of Business Innovation is a collaborative community leader dedicated to the advancement of knowledge to prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. There are numerous innovation & entrepreneurship resources and programs available to support students on their entrepreneurial journey. 

Upcoming Competitions:

SUSTAINABILITY PITCH COMPETITION Compete for funding while building professional networks in the sustainability space $ 25,000 1st Place Prize $15,000 2nd Place Prize $5,000 3rd Place Prize WHAT: A virtual, sustainability accelerator clinic and pitch competition Open to all students from Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Lawrence Technological University Apply by submitting an essay (1,000 words or less) detailing your interest in sustainability DUE Monday, December 12th by 12PM Top 50 applicants will be invited to compete on teams of three and get to solve real-world sustainability challenges through modern business and startup solutions Winning teams must form an LLC to continue developing their project. The corresponding awarded prize money must be used by the student businesses for product/solution development/deployment milestones WHEN: Monday, January 9 | Applicants selected and teams announced Thursday, March 23 | Business plans, prototypes, and pitch decks due to judges by 12PM Friday, April 14 | In-person pitch competition and awards ceremony REGISTER: Scan QR Code or Click Here to Register

2023 Sustainability Pitch Competition Flyer

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