Center for Innovation Research

Pitch Competition Applications

Click here to submit your idea! All ideas must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 15th, 2020.


The Business Idea Pitch Competition is designed to identify and promote promising new business ideas from students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Individuals or teams of up to five members start by submitting ideas online by answering five key questions:

  • What is your idea (max 400 characters)?
  • Who is your target customer (max 300 characters)?
  • Who are your biggest competitors (max 300 characters)?
  • What makes your idea different (max 300 characters)?
  • Why will this idea be successful (max 300 characters)?

Ideas are reviewed by experts and voted on by the public. The top ten teams will present their ideas for cash prizes.