Do you have an idea for a business, service, or product that you want to get off the ground? If so, the Best of Student Startups (BOSS) competition is a great first step!

Through a series of interactive workshops, students will be provided valuable information and coaching to make their business ideas a reality. At the end of the program, five ideas will be selected to pitch their at the BOSS Finale.

The winning team will be awarded funding toward the development of their idea!

BOSS FINALE (5 Finalists Pitch)
Wednesday, November 29th 5:00-7:30pm, PAST Innovation Lab

Join the Center for innovation and Enrepreneurship for the Autumn 2017 Best of Student Startups (BOSS) Finale! Attend and watch 5 student finalists pitch their ideas for a product/business/service and compete for $3,000 of funding towards their idea. Also, there will be FREE food for guests provided at the PAST Innovation Lab. 


It is a requirement that at least one member per team or individual attends each of the three BOSS Workshops during the Autumn Semester to be considered for the BOSS Pitch Competition and Finale.

Important Dates

Workshop #1: Problem Identification, Solution Brainstorming, Customer Validation
Wednesday, October 4th 5:00-6:30pm, Mason Hall Rotunda

Workshop #2: Storytelling, The Pitch, Public Speaking
Tuesday, October 17th 12:30-2:00pm, Mason Hall Rotunda

Workshop #3: Marketing Strategy, Finance, Operation Strategy
Thursday, November 2nd 12:30-2:00pm, Mason Hall Rotunda

BOSS Pitch Competition
November 14-16 times TBD, Mason Hall 


Jake Cohen (
Assistant Director, Student Programs
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Alicia Russo (
Student Intern
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship