Indiana, Ball State Launching Student Pitch Competition

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The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education. The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education.
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Ball State University is partnering with the state on a high school entrepreneurship competition offering a prize package worth more than $100,000. The Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition, set to launch next year, will feature online and regional rounds before a pitch session in Indianapolis in front of a panel of judges.

The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education.

The competition will start with video submissions, due by February 10. Regional competitions will take place March 5-9 and March 12-16 throughout the state, with the finals scheduled for April 9. The school says the event aims to spark entrepreneurship and help students acquire skills and expertise.

The pitch competition is part of the state's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, aimed at developing an environment "for innovative ideas to transform into high-growth companies and industry leaders." IEDC President Elaine Bedel says Innovate WithIN will play a part by helping develop the next generation of entrepreneurs and "empowering Hoosier students to hone their innovative thinking."

Students can work alone or in teams of two or three. They will compete for prizes including an internship, mentoring services, college tuition and cash.

You can find more information on the competition by clicking here.

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