Five teams of student entrepreneurs at Rochester Institute of Technology will pitch their business ideas to a panel of Rochester-area investors on April 6 in hopes of launching their products or businesses.
RIT’s Tiger Tank competition will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Ingle Auditorium, in the university’s Student Alumni Union. The five student teams—selected from more than 60 that submitted proposals—will compete for a chance to win $4,750 in cash prizes and up to $160,000 in scholarships for graduate studies at RIT’s Saunders College of Business.
The team finalists for the competition, hosted by the Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship, are:
“The RIT Tiger Tank focuses on students’ early-stage products or services with foreseeable commercial impact,” said Richard DeMartino, director of the Simone Center. “We want our students to submit products that are unique, fill a gap or solve a problem. We also ask them to identify their target market and what value their product will bring to their lives. This event is a way of building an entrepreneurial spirit, and also helps us find innovative ideas.”
For information, go to https://www.rit.edu/research/simonecenter/ or contact Rupa Thind at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-475-7487. For details on the Tiger Tank Challenge scholarship contest rules, go to http://saunders.rit.edu/ttc.