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8th Annual UVM Business Pitch Competition

  • UVM Grossman School of Business, Ifshin Hall (Keller room, 1st Floor) 55 Colchester Avenue Burlington, VT, 05405 United States (map)

4:30pm to 7:30pm Thursday April 25th in the Keller Room in Ifshin Hall

  • 7 minutes pitch followed by 5 minutes expert Q&A

  • Finalists pitch business plans to panel of outside experts including experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurial advisors.

    • Sarah Kearns (Advisor, Vermont Small Business Development Center)

    • Eli Moulton (Founder/Managing Member, The Moulton Law Group)

    • Sam Cutting ‘80 (President/Owner, Dakin Farm)

    • Paul Goodman '76 (President, Silver Sun Foundation)

    • Tripp Blair ‘76 (President, RM Blair & Associates LLC)

    • Glenn Gottfried ‘77 (Principal/Co-Founder, South Branch Capital Partners, LLC)

  • Substantial cash prizes to be awarded in five categories:

    • 4 “Best of” Awards: Best Pitching Skills ($600), Most Innovative Product/Service ($600), Best Business Model ($600), and People’s Choice ($600)

    • One Grand Prize ($1800)