Announcing the 2022 Elevator Pitch Competition!

This week, semi-finalists of the SMU Business Accelerator Program will deliver 90-second elevator pitches to compete for up to $12,000 in cash and in-kind donations.

View highlights from the 2021 Elevator Pitch Competition

 Key Dates

  • Application Open August 22,2022
  • Final Extended Deadline: October 9, 2022
  • Semi- Finalists Announcement: October 16, 2022
  • Elevator Pitch Competition: November 18, 2022
  • Finalist Announcement: January 21, 2023
  • SMU Startup Launch Competition: April 1, 2023
  • Winners Announced at Awards Gala: April 1, 2023

Mission & Vision

The SMU Cox Graduate Entrepreneurship Club, founded in 2000, is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting innovation within the SMU community. The Cox Graduate Entrepreneurship club fosters opportunities for student club members to achieve their goals of starting and launching a viable business, exploring venture capital interest, supporting a startup, or inspiring entrepreneurial thinking. The Cox Graduate Entrepreneurship club provides members with resources, hands-on support from the SMU entrepreneurship community, mentorship, and support from the Dallas startup community.

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