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University Pitch Madness
University Pitch Madness
University Pitch Madness

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is the proud host of the annual University Pitch Madness competition. During the event, participating universities throughout the Midwest showcase their best student entrepreneurs, who pitch their businesses in front of an audience for a chance to win prize money.

This year, the following universities participated in the University Pitch Madness competition for a chance to win up to $5,000 in prize money.

2022 Participating Universities

  • DePaul University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois System
  • University of Iowa
  • Washington University-St. Louis

Student Teams

We welcomed the following student entrepreneurs to the 2022 University Pitch Madness competition.

DePaul University

Team Members: Eric Villa
Startup: Stuudeo

Team Members: Drake Burciaga

Illinois Institute of Technology

Team Members: Neil John
Startup: Kinetic Footwear

Michigan State University

Team Members: James Hamer
Startup: iAgentSuite

Team Members: Madison Marsh
Startup: The Cut

Team Members: Shreesha Maddur
Startup: TalleyJobs

Team Members: Adam Green
Startup: UniServices

Northwestern University

Team Members: Stanley Jia, Joseph Merkadeau
Startup: Yitzy LLC.

Team Members: Zoe Lewis, Alexis Schwartz
Startup: Squair One

Team Members: Izzy Mokotoff, Alexis Chan
Startup: SteadyScrib

Team Members: Steven Jiang, Aspen Buckingham
Startup: Overture Games

University of Chicago

Team Members: Kevin O'Sullivan, Mason Rodriguez Rand
Startup: Alpha Nur

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Team Members: Jonathan Politzki, Sam Schapiro
Startup: Nephra

Team Members: Gabe Tavas, Brian Cheng, Angeline Menezes
Startup: Symmetry Wood

Team Members: Shashwat Viswanath, Kevin Han, Pavan Pandurangi

Washington University in St. Louis

Team Members: Chiara Munzi
Startup: ClosetSwitch

Team Members: Raj Thaker
Startup: XChanger

Team Members: Clayton Canfield, Joseph Lanfersieck
Startup: Sobriety Hub

Team Members: Sydney Nagorsky
Startup: UpSkilr

Contact Us

Questions about University Pitch Madness? Contact us at:

Phone: (312) 362-8625