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Business Pitch Competition

Team up at the Business Pitch Competition at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business!

Join us on November 10, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn more about Oklahoma City University, meet business professors and engage in a Business Pitch competition with other high school teams across the state. Meet current OCU business students, learn how to apply for scholarships, and leave with some awesome prizes and swag!

You and your team will compete for some serious prize money. Learn what it takes to develop a winning pitch from Meinders business professors and current business students.

$3,000 – First place
$2,000 – Second place
$1,000 – Third place
$500 – Forth place

Rules: Maximum of 5 students per team. Teams will divide winnings equally amongst each member of their team. Winners are required to submit a W9 and will receive their prize money via check issued by Oklahoma City University. Winners, please allow 4 weeks to receive your check after W9 submittal.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Introduction to the Meinders School of Business (breakfast provided)

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Business student panel

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. - Overview of Business Disciplines

Professors from Economics, Marketing, Management, Accounting, and Finance provide an overview of each business discipline within the context of a business pitch competition.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Teamwork

Students form teams and develop a business pitch during a working lunch (lunch provided). Professors provide guidance/coaching as teams prepare business pitches.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Pitches

Teams present their pitch to faculty and deans from the Meinders School of Business.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Wrap Up

Receive feedback, learn about OCU scholarships, get OCU swag,

2:00 p.m. – Optional tour of campus. Students dismissed for the day.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the pitch competition, please contact:

Maranda Kitchingham
Director of Outreach
Meinders School of Business
[email protected]