The Center for Entrepreneurship hosts events for alumni and students for continued learning and growth.
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Virtual: February Firestarter Pitches
February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
It almost sounds like an open mic night at a coffee shop: where Vanderbilt students gather in a classroom to try out new material. But students aren’t testing jokes or reading poetry — instead, they’re pitching business ideas.
A fixture of Owen programming for more than a decade, the FireStarter sessions provide a low-pressure environment where students can pitch their early-stage startup ideas. Students walk through their concept for five minutes, followed by another five minutes of Q&A. Judges from the Nashville entrepreneur community provide feedback.
Each session, the judges select a winner, who receives a gift card of $500. However, the real value comes from getting feedback early in the startup process, before students have invested too much time and energy into the idea.
What: Pitch a business concept to investor panelists
When: Monday, February 22nd at 5:30 PM
Where: Via Zoom – pre-registration is required to present