Purdue University Northwest is hosting its annual entrepreneurial pitch competition, The PNW Big Sell, on April 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST, at the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville campus.
To enter the competition, entrepreneurs must submit a two minute video at www.pnw.edu/thepnwbigsell by April 2, 2018. The top 12 submissions will be invited to pitch their business idea to the community and judges at the April 28th event. This year, prize money for first place has increased 50% to $7,500, a second place pitch will garner $3,500, and $2,000 will be awarded to the third place pitch. Judging for the live pitch competition, will be three successful Entrepreneurs, Kathy Gibson, Founder of APLnextEd, John Guidos, Founder of Turbo Appeal and Robert E. Johnson, III, founder of CIMCOR.
To register or buy tickets for the event visit the PNW Big Sell website
CMEC serves as a catalyst…
The Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout Northwest Indiana and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.
The Center’s Commercialization component can assist in the “bringing to market” of new innovations and products. CMEC can assist with everything from concept to commercialization, and assist with the six stages of commercialization, including the following viability stages: concept, entrepreneurial, intellectual property, product, customer and finally, commercial manufacturing.
The Center’s Manufacturing Excellence component serves as a valuable resource in product and prototype development, as well as advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.
The 18,000 square foot facility is located just a few blocks west of the Purdue University Northwest campus and enables faculty experts and students to help local business and industry bring new ideas to market.