Pitch Competition — Who Will Win?

Don’t miss the big premiere.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Join us virtually on Wednesday, April 26th at 12 p.m. ET to watch the top three teams from the WashU Olin BIG IdeaBounce® powered by Poets&Quants make their pitch to the panel of judges. The winning team will walk away with $50,000 to launch their idea!

To commemorate WashU Olin’s fourth-consecutive year as the #1 MBA program for entrepreneurship, the school and P&Q have teamed up for the second year to bring innovative ideas to the big stage. The competition was open to all undergraduate, graduate and prospective students interested in a graduate business degree. 

Don’t miss the final three teams pitching their big idea to the judges. One team will be crowned the best idea and win the $50,000 prize!

Read more about the top 14 teams and vote for your favorite idea. The team with the most votes will win the “PQ’s Choice Award” and earn $1000. Voting ends April 14, 2023.



Doug Villhard

Professor and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship, WashU Olin Business School


Akeem Shannon

CEO and Founder of Flipstik

John A. Byrne

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants

Maxine Clark

Founder and Former Chief Executive Bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop