• 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 2020 competition will take place Friday, February 21.

All semi-finalists, who are WMU students, will be required to attend "Pitch It to Win It" on February 18, 5-6 p.m., in Schneider Hall 2150.

This live webinar will be hosted by alumnus Alex Anderson, B.B.A.'12, founder of Elevated Business Advisors. The webinar will provide strategies for delivering an impactful three-minute pitch by using persuasive storytelling.

High school students are invited to pitch their business ideas. This group will compete in their own category for prizes and is welcome to attend the "Pitch It to Win It" on February 18.

Check out the 2019 winners' videos and read about all the finalists. 

The application for the 2020 Bronco Pitch Competition is now closed.

Need some resources on creating your pitch? Contact Dr. Laurel Ofstein or Lara Hobson 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

Bronco Pitch Competition attendees and judges will sign a nondisclosure agreement at the event.