I was honored to be a guest speaker and pitch competition judge at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's 2017 Global Conference & Pitch Competition!
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America and beyond. CEO currently supports entrepreneurship in over 250 chapters in all 50 states and worldwide. The mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. With a diverse entrepreneurial community and global network, CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities and conferences to help start businesses. The highlight of the year is the annual Global Conference hosted each fall.
Each year, CEO sponsors an informative, action packed global conference that attracts nearly 1,000 collegiate level students (and their faculty advisors) from around the World. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listen to presentations from seasoned and nascent entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, motivational speakers and fellow students who are making the transition from dreamers to doers. One of the highlights of the conference is the CEO Global Pitch Competition. Preliminary rounds of the competition take place each day of the conference with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on the conference’s final day. Over the years, thousands of students have participated in this highly competitive competition that showcases new and innovative business concepts from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurially minded students in the United States.