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 individuals/teams will be selected to pitch their idea at the BOSS Finale.

The winning team will be awarded funding and mentorship toward to launch their business!

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, September 26th 12:00pm-1:30pm, Mason Hall Rotunda

Workshop #2: Storytelling, The Pitch, Public Speaking
Wednesday, October 17th 5:00pm-6:30pm, Mason Hall Rotunda

Workshop #3: Marketing Strategy, Finance, Operation Strategy
Tuesday, October 30th 12:00pm-1:30pm, Mason Hall rotunda

BOSS Pitch Competition
Mid-November- Times/Location TBD



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

Samantha Heller (
Student Intern
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship