Bring your ideas to life at the SmartPitch Challenge 2016

[slideshare id=57388646&doc=smartpitchkoslider-160122205924] What is SmartPitch? SmartPitch is an ideation competition open to all matriculating CUNY students. The challenge encourages students to develop their business idea through a three phase program, workshops, and a network of mentors. SmartPitch provides an online community, in-person workshops, and events to support competitors along the way. Submission Requirements Phase One: […]

Baruch College Announces Winners of 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge

New Incubator Space Provides Resources for Top CUNY Entrepreneurial Teams to Launch Business Ventures Aditya Kumarakrishnan, a senior at Queens College and creator of Tesla Truck, holds the winning check for $10,000. NEW YORK, NY- June 6, 2014 – After months of competition, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE) and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship  hosted the […]

Student Entrepreneurs Make Final Pitches in 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge Up to $25,000 in Prizes to be Awarded

NEW YORK, NY- May 30, 2014 – On June 5, Baruch College and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship will host presentations from the top 12 teams in the 12th Annual CUNY IVE SmartPitch Challenge, held at CUNY Central Office. Media are invited to Watch Live! as each of these teams make their final […]

What is a good pitch? – Lessons Learned from TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014

Author:  Christoph Winkler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, Baruch College and Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, @VEntreship It was my first TechCrunch Disrupt at Manhattan Center, thanks to our SmartPitch partners at IBM Global Entrepreneur, where I presented our approach to entrepreneurship education during IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Week in February earlier […]

12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge Gives CUNY Student Entrepreneurs A Creative Outlet for Business Ideas

NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2014 -Student entrepreneurs throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) are encouraged to sign up for the 12th Annual SmartPitch Challenge, offering a valuable learning experience and $25,000 in prizes. The Smart Pitch Challenge, created by the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, gives student entrepreneurs an opportunity to create and validate a […]

SmartPitch 2012 Competition Winners

  Congratulations to the five teams who won the SmartPitch 2012 competition!  The creators of these ventures, chosen from over 200 entrants, will participate in  Entrepreneurship Bootcamp June 15, 2012 at Baruch College and Sunshine Bronx.  After completing bootcamp, the teams will have access to incubator space at Sunshine Bronx over the duration of the summer, […]

Meet the SmartPitch Finalists

After three months of competition, the SmartPitch entrepreneurship competition is winding down, with the nine final teams set to present their businesses to a panel of judges tomorrow, June 6, 2012.  The final SmartPitch competition event will be held at 6pm on the 12th floor of the IBM building at 590 Madison Avenue, New York, […]

SmartPitch Finalists Announced

Next week the SmartPitch challenge comes to a close as nine student teams pitch their businesses and compete for the final prize – a summer full of start-up business support and mentorship.  Over 200 students entered the SmartPitch Challenge, an entrepreneurial pitch competition for students launched in February and sponsored by IBM, CUNY Institute for […]

Inside the IBM SmartPitch Roundtable

By Santiago Perez Field Fellow     The IBM SmartPitch Roundtable event on May 1st covered a number of valuable topics regarding IBM’s work to support entrepreneurship that is in line with its Smarter Planet vision.  Karen Parris, the VP of Industry Solutions for IBM’s Software Group, presented the long term vision of IBM for […]