Students will be pitching start-up ideas for a shot at the $3,000 1st place cash prize!

Throughout a new venture’s journey as a start-up, aspiring entrepreneurs will undoubtedly pitch their idea to countless stakeholders with the future of their companies on the line. The Institute for Entrepreneurship Venture RAMS: Business Showcase provides start-up founders with the experience and exposure to present their businesess effectively.

Applications are full!

But you're welcome to join us for the Venture RAMS: Business Showcase Pitch Night to watch the finalists compete!

The founding team of each venture must be at least 50% current CSU students. The following will be required to complete the application:

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Cash Prizes

This program is designed for students to build confidence, refine their pitch deck, sharpen their pitching skills and provide new companies a coaching and constructive environment to prepare their ventures for life beyond Colorado State University.

Cash Prizes Include:

  • 1st Place $3,000
  • 2nd Place $1,500
  • 3rd Place $750
  • Impact Award $500


  • March 29th at 11:59PM - Deadline for Business Showcase applications
  • April 4th - Applications reviewed
  • April 5th - Seven finalists announced
  • April 11th - Pitch workshop & practice
  • April 19th - Venture RAMS: Business Showcase