Zingale Big Idea Competition

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Quigley Hall
454 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335, USA

The Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College will hold its Annual Zingale Big Idea Competition April 26–27 in Quigley Hall on the Allegheny campus. The funding-request presentation contest emulates the experiences seen on the popular ABC and CNBC broadcast “Shark Tank.” The public is invited to attend the final round of presentations on Saturday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the final award ceremony at 2:30 p.m.

Students will present entrepreneurial concepts with the chance to receive funding through cash prizes. The ideas must fit into one of four areas: For-profit Business, Not-for-profit Social Venture, Research Project, or Community Engagement Initiative. Students work in teams and design 20-minute presentations for their ideas, which they present at the competition.

The first-place team will receive a $5,000 cash prize. In total, $10,000 in prizes and trophies will be awarded, with the first-, second- and third-place teams receiving trophies, monetary prizes and honorable mentions.

This year’s competition will be judged by a panel of 14 accomplished professionals, 10 of whom are Allegheny alumni. For more information about the Zingale Big Idea Competition, visit the Center for Business and Economics website.

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Economics, Gateway, Center for Business and Economics




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