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The Innovation Institute is now taking applications for a marketing competition that gives you the opportunity to submit your best marketing idea and win cash and free food!    


So how does it work?  


Imagine you work for a company that oversees the marketing of a pitch competition for students on a university campus.  You have been asked to increase student participation in this pitch competition that focuses on innovation.  How would you market this competition to students on campus?  How would you target students who are innovative to apply to your company’s pitch competition? 




1st Place – $1000 cash plus a $250 Five Guys Gift Card 

2nd Place – $500 cash plus a $100 Five Guys Gift Card 

All Semi-finalists (5) – $50 Five Guys Gift Card 


Who Can Apply? 

Open to all Pitt Students (Marketing experience a plus but not required!) 

One Submission per team 

Teams can consist of one or more students. (One prize will be awarded per team.) 



Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2018

Learn More:

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ireland at or by phone at 412-383-6017.


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