Eagle Innovation

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A Business Pitch Competition for students

April 14, 2022

Eagle Innovation is a one-day business pitch competition open to all UMW and Germanna students. Students will pitch their idea to a panel of business professionals, and three winning teams will receive seed capital for their company or startup. Grand prize of $2,000. This event is open to the Fredericksburg professional community. Registration will open soon.

2022 Agenda:

1st Round of Competition: Elevator Pitches

Students record 45 second Elevator Pitch. Attendees will receive Elevator Pitch videos via email the week prior to the event. Attendees vote for their favorite business ideas online.

2nd Round of Competition: Keynote and Student Finalist Pitches

5 student teams with the most votes will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges on campus. Attendees will watch via Zoom. Winners will be selected after the judges deliberation.


Students

What’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win the grand prize of $2,000 in seed capital, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place
  • The opportunity to network and learn from experienced and successful entrepreneurs and professionals
  • Access to research databases, business consultants and office space to prepare your business pitch
  • Feedback and guidance from the UMW Center for Economic Development’s team

Eligibility:

  • At least one student from each team must be a current student at UMW or Germanna
  • Students must attend pre-event meetings
  • Students must form their own business ideas


Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring?

Eagle Innovation brings together the professional community with the university’s innovative and bright students, creating opportunities to launch and grow new businesses in Fredericksburg and make meaningful connections. In 2021, there were over 100 attendees at the virtual event and we continue to grow each year as our ecosystem expands and people spread the word about this wonderful event. Be part of this creative and vibrant night and support the growing community of entrepreneurs at UMW and in Fredericksburg by sponsoring our event.

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Register to attend

This event is free to attend, you must RSVP. Only registered attendees will be eligible to vote.

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Questions?

Email Kelsey Whitman at kwhitman@umw.edu or call (540) 654-1038