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Pitch Competitions

Each year, teams of entrepreneurial Hope students collaborate with students from other colleges and universities for the MWest Challenge. 

Student presents pitch at MWest ChallengeDo you have an idea that you’d like to turn into reality? Join together with entrepreneurial students from other West Michigan colleges and universities to develop and grow your business plan.

The MWest Challenge provides entrepreneurial students the opportunity to:

  • Develop and pitch new ventures
  • Collaborate with like-minded peers across a variety of campuses
  • Receive valuable feedback from faculty and community mentors
  • Compete against other teams of entrepreneurial students
  • Take advantage of workshops and networking opportunities with investors
  • Access to seed funding and cash awards

The 2021 MWest Challenge will be held virtually.

Important dates

February 4, 2021

  • JumpStart Virtual Kickoff Event, 6–8 p.m.
  • Pitch ideas and receive feedback from faculty judges
  • Network with other students and form teams

March 5, 2021

  • Team registration
  • Executive summaries due

March 24, 2021

  • Judges’ feedback to students

March 26, 2021

  • Finalists announced

April 16, 2021

  • Virtual presentations, 12–4 p.m.

Learn more

MWest Challenge