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Student participants Ari Carter, a DePaul MBA candidate, and Peyton Pritikin took home third place for their business, Cloche, an online investment platform for millennial women.

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center connects you to the resources you need to help you build, launch and scale your business. Browse the following list of opportunities hosted by organizations and universities throughout the U.S. in addition to competitions for DePaul students and alumni.

If you're interested in an external partnership, email Coleman Center Associate Director Aparna Grover, who can guide you on the application process.

Competition Title Description  When   Application  Deadline Prize
Purpose Pitch Competition Hosted by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, the annual Purpose Pitch competition invites DePaul students and alumni to pitch purpose-driven business ideas. May 2
April 3 First place winners: $7,500
Association for Entrepreneurship USA Award
The association's annual Student Award Program recognizes 20 outstanding entrepreneurship students throughout the U.S. (all applicants of the Student Award Program must be current members of the association). May 20
April 30
BIG Sell Pitch Competition Hosted by Purdue University Northwest College of Business and College of Technology and presented by NIPSCO, the competition invites all business pitch ideas.
May 2 April 3 First place: $10,0000
The 2020 Innovation by Design Awards
Presented by Fast Company, the ninth annual competition features 29 categories. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. Oct. 5-9 March 6 N/A