Entrepreneurship@DU Madden Challenge Winter 2024
Entrepreneurship@DU invites you to join us for the Winter 2024 Madden Challenge
“Fourth Industrial Revolution” Pitch Competition
Wednesday, March 13th, 6:00-8:30 PM in the University of Denver Community Commons!
Register to attend in-person using the button to the right.
The evening starts with student teams pitching their startups in a “science fair” layout. Students, alumni, friends, and judges will receive a pitch from each startup their innovation, the problem they are solving and the target market.
6 teams will be selected to move to the final round where they will have 5-minutes to pitch their innovation to the audience and 4-judges. The judges are successful entrepreneurs, investors and creatives. The top 3 teams taking home a cash prize.
BUS 1440: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” students are eligible to compete. Attendance to the Madden Challenge is open to the entire DU community. We hope you will join us celebrate our student entrepreneurs. Food and beverages will be available for all attendees!
o 6:00 PM Students showcase businesses and ideas
o 7:15 PM Pitch Competition starts–student teams pitch their innovations in a 5-minute presentation
o 8:15 PM Winners announced and prize money awarded
ABOUT THE MADDEN CHALLENGE:
The Madden Challenge is part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution course, an introductory class required for business majors that builds foundational knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. The course introduces students to current technologies and requires them to use innovation and creativity to create a comprehensive business plan and a go-to-market strategy. Many students have the opportunity to convert their ideas into actual prototypes using artificial intelligence, 3D printing, blockchain, crypto currency and more.
During the Madden Challenge, student teams pitch their business venture in front of an audience of more than 100 people. A panel of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors and business experts from the Denver business and DU alumni community act as judges. Teams compete for a chance to win Best Sales Pitch, Most Disruptive and Overall Winner prizes.