• Student competing in Bronco Pitch
  • Student competing in Bronco Pitch

The K.C. O'Shaughnessy Competition and Showcase is an opportunity for Western Michigan University students to pitch their innovative business ideas for a chance to win prizes and receive feedback. The 2021 competition will be held virtually on Friday, April 9.

All WMU student semi-finalists are encouraged to prepare by watching the “Basics of a Thee Minute Pitch” video prior to the competition.

The general public is invited to attend the virtual Bronco Pitch finals on Friday, April 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  

Check out the 2020 winners' videos and read about all the finalists. 

The application for the 2021 Bronco Pitch Competition is now closed.

Need some resources on creating your pitch? Contact Dr. Laurel Ofstein for assistance. 

 K.C. O'Shaughnessy

O'ShaughnessyThe Bronco Pitch Competition is named in memory of Dr. K.C. O'Shaughnessy, a professor of management in the Haworth College of Business and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, who passed away in 2011. The work he started in the area of entrepreneurship led to the creation of events like this competition, the major and minor in entrepreneurship, and the formation of the business accelerator Starting Gate. His legacy lives on in the students who now benefit from these programs.

Read more about Dr. O'Shaughnessy