Among the many activities that keep Villanovans busy in the spring semester, Pitch Day is one of the highlights. Hosted by the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) at Villanova, this daylong event features presentations from Villanova students participating in the sixth annual Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition, the Mobile Applications Course, and the Entrepreneurship Minor programs. The day concludes with a poster session, engineering trade show, and the announcement and celebration of Pitch Day winners and the 2015 Meyer Innovation and Creative Excellence (ICE) Award recipients.
Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC)
The Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC)is Pitch Day’s main attraction. This year, nine finalist teams— six of which included at least one engineering student—presented to an audience of more than 50 alumni, faculty, friends and industry leaders who evaluated their ideas based on benefits, market analysis, financial modeling, plans for development and implementation, feasibility and team presentation skills. Students were given just eight minutes to present and four minutes to answer audience questions.