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What is the BIG Idea Pitch?

Where entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business concepts, product, or invention to a panel of judges from our business and investment community. There are very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region – this competition showcases those ideas and offers what it takes to advance them.

The BIG Idea Pitch Competition gives people in Delaware County or attending Ball State University the chance to prove the potential of their business idea, meet people who can help them succeed, and some even win a cash prize!

Competitors have just three minutes to Pitch before our panel of judges. All competitors receive valuable exposure to business leaders & potential mentors and local awareness.

The Big Idea Pitch ran for 8 successful years. In 2021, our 8th year, we switched it up allowing for more innovative and bright ideas to become realities. In 2022 we expanded on visionaries and celebrated entrepreneurs, proudly introducing Entrepreneur Showcase Week, 20 Events 1 Week! This year The Big Idea Pitch returned as a part of Entrepreneur Showcase Week on Thursday, November 16th.

Big Idea Pitch 2023 Winners

Lifestyle Division, in first place Molly McGuire

Lifestyle Division, in second place Andy Markelz

Technology Division, in first place Will Pancake

Technology Division, in first place Reid Glassen

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