The UNM Innovation Academy, UNM’s new, hands-on learning program for students, and STC, UNM’s tech-transfer office, are planning to host their third student pitch competition for the evening of April 25th. The event is free and open to any student at the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech wishing to pitch and any member of the public wishing to attend.
Pitch competitions are opportunities for aspiring student entrepreneurs to present their innovative ideas for products, services or technologies in 60-90 second presentations before entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals in the community. The competition, held to help students with innovative ideas and technologies take their first steps toward creating a new business or finding partners who want to develop the ideas into products or services, awards cash prizes. But, we need your help to fund the cash prizes and pay for the reception where audience members will vote for the top winners.
Support aspiring student entrepreneurs statewide by going to GoFundMe and pledging a donation in any amount: https://www.gofundme.com/pitchcompetition. You could be funding the next business opportunity in your community.
Be a funder and an audience judge. Be a part of the movement to keep our students right here in New Mexico—young people with the necessary skills and new ideas that will make a significant impact on our economy and communities.
STC.UNM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with an independent board of directors. To foster a Rainforest in the Desert, STC.UNM nurtures innovation and economic development for the UNM community. https://stc.unm.edu/
About UNM Innovation Academy
UNM is incubating a new program that is an innovation in learning theory itself. Called the Innovation Academy (iA), it’s a mindset, it’s for everyone, and it’s a new, nontraditional curriculum. While the Innovate ABQ concept is a movement to transform New Mexico’s economy, the Innovation Academy concept is a movement to transform higher education. UNM is a knowledge supply chain full of innovative ideas that iA, UNM’s very own start-up, is bringing to fruition. http://innovationacademy.unm.edu/