PITCH: A WMU Pitch Competition

The Western Michigan University PITCH Competition is open to all WMU students with an innovative business idea, inviting them to share a brief three-minute pitch about a business to an audience of potential investors. Held during spring semester, the 2014 program awarded a total of $2,500 to winners.

Meet the 2014 PITCH Competitors

Thank you to our 2014 PITCH competition sponsors: Educational Community Credit Union andĀ Great Lakes Architectural Products Group.

Educational Community Credit Union logoGreat Lakes Architectural Products logo

2014 final 8

Dolly Xtractor, first place and a prize of $1,500.

  • Rosie Hall, MBA (presenter)
  • Jody McBain, MBA
  • Rachel Sherman, MBA

Savvy Dress Rentals, second place and a prize of $1,000

  • Elizabeth Mooney, MBA (presenter)
  • Andrew Eaton, MBA
  • Gabriella Vezzosi, MBA

GoAnywhere Sleeper, third place and a prize of $750; People's Choice award

  • Jonathan Rhodes, industrial and entrepreneurial engineering (presenter)

Ez-Barrow

  • Zach Crawford, industrial and entrepreneurial engineering (presenter)

  • Shinya Nishizawa, industrial and entrepreneurial engineering

Making Green Beautiful

  • David Stout, MBA (presenter)
  • Haseem Kuttikaripottu Hyder, MBA
  • Zachary Thayer, public administration

Music Haus

  • Daniel Hastings, marketing (presenter)
  • Evan Hall, management
  • Tanner Janecke, management

Ocleat

  • Katelyn Gawlik, pre-business (presenter)

Visual Event Planning

  • Alexa DeVos, sales and business marketing (presenter)

  • Colleen Roberts, management
  • Emily Kinsman, management
  • Nicole Beagle, management and criminal justice

Round 1 pItches

Campus Tutor Help

  • Jordan Zwart
  • Julia Henson
  • Layla Farwana
  • Ashley Cekola

Career Center College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Patrick Witucki
  • Manuel Aurelio Hernandez Buret
  • Burhanuddin Saifuddin

College Construct

  • Jonathan Meyers

Dionysus

  • Daniel Jimenez
  • Nicholas Gambrell
  • Andrea Riselli

E-Z Bind

  • Persefoni Lauhon
  • Alex Woodward

Eazy Tech

  • Daniel May
  • Scott Magaluk
  • Patricia Murray

El-Hookah

  • Ghazi Farwana

EZ Find

  • Daniel Beyene
  • Elizabeth Damron
  • Eric Meyer
  • Travis Houghton

FASTBUY

  • Moises Frias
  • David Eduardo Charles Martinez

Flashy

  • Kyle Surprenant

Food - Kaya

  • Shao Qin Gan

Foreign FluentC

  • Daniel Billingslea

Generosity

  • Jeff Gowen
  • Andrew Chiari

Greetsweet

  • Matthew Shade
  • Thye Fischman

Gripp.It

  • Sonnet Woolf

Jaguar-Fire Media

  • Cam Nash
  • Kyle Bell

Michigan College Bass Circuit

  • Erik Rogoszewski

NoLineGrocery.com

  • Edward Rebman
  • Peleg Abergel
  • Jeremy NeilitzĀ 

Personofy

  • Matthew Rumora

Revolutionary Bottle Filler

  • David Szpunar

SpeechMasterPro

  • Daniel G. Floyd

Sully Productions, LLC

  • Chris Sullivant

SupplierRateMate.com

  • Justin Wing
  • Andrew Taylor

The Art Elevator

  • Audrey Thompson
  • Jacob Imanse