Win $50,000 for Your Business Idea!
WashU Olin’s third annual BIG IdeaBounce® powered by Poet&Quants is back.
This is an incredible opportunity to start or grow your business. Win or lose, you’ll hone your idea, get valuable exposure, and receive great input from our panel of expert judges.
|Submit your idea to enter
|Jan 16 2024
|Top 20 teams submit a 2-minute pitch video
|Feb 6 2024
|Top 3 teams present to judges on WashU Olin’s campus
|Mar 28 2024
Open to all current undergraduate and graduate school students or prospective students interested in a graduate business degree.
Big IdeaBounce® Virtual Events
Where are they Now?
2023 Big IdeaBounce® winner shares the impact of the exposure and prize money on their business.
2023 Winner: Keye
Do Entrepreneurs Need An MBA?
In January, join Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief, John A. Byrne and WashU Olin Business School Dean, Mike Mazzeo for an insightful conversation of the value of an MBA for entrepreneurs.
Previous BIG IdeaBounce® Pitches
2023 WashU Olin's BIG IdeaBounce® Powered By Poets&Quants: Pitch Competition
2022 WashU Olin BIG IdeaBounce® Powered By Poets&Quants — Pitch Competition
Past Winners: Where Are They Now
A year later, the team reports that PedalCell has made solid progress, increasing sales and expanding overseas so that more customers can take advantage of the startup’s bicycle power source that mounts in minutes on nearly all bike designs. 2022 Winner: PedalCell
After winning the 2nd annual Big IdeaBounce, Keye deployed the funds to launch its proprietary platform allowing users to purchase 1-day passes to popular subscription services. Keye partnered with over 20 services, including news publishers such as The Economist, blogging platforms like Medium and financial data tools such as CB Insights to bring bite-sized content to independent professionals.....continued.... 2023 Winner: Keye
After growing its member base to over 50,000 users by the end of September, Keye was seeing most revenue growth coming from customers in consulting and financial services who used knowledge from Keye to advise clients and evaluate potential investments. With growing opportunities in the space, the Keye team decided to pivot fully into using data and AI to help those customers access, organize, and make sense of market intelligence. 2023 Winner: Keye
IdeaBounce® is a registered trademark of Washington University’s Skandalaris Center and has been made available to university and community partners working to expand entrepreneurship and inclusivity in innovation for everyone. IdeaBounce® is a platform for sharing ideas at all stages and a network of users who want to support each other and the entrepreneurial ambitions of our community members.
Entrepreneurship and WashU Olin Business School
WashU Olin Graduate Programs
WashU Olin offers many graduate programs, including three MBA programs and several specialized master’s programs. If this is not the right time for you to return to school full-time, we offer two part-time MBAs: FlexMBA, and Executive MBA. Learn more.
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