Bob Mark Business Model Competition

Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:30pm to 7:30pm

About this Event


Husky Innovate is hosting the annual 2021 Bob Mark Business Model Competition on January 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  We will meet virtually on Zoom.  Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines are invited to compete. Contestants should register here by January 25.

Prizes for the Bob Mark Business Model Competition include:

  • First Prize - $2,000
  • Second Prize - $1,000
  • Third Prize - $500
  • Honorable Mention (2 prizes) - $250 each
  • Audience Favorite - $250

We invite all faculty, staff and students to join us for an energized pitch competition.  While we will miss meeting in person, we are excited about the opportunity to extend this invitation to the extended Michigan Tech community around the world.

To be in the audience for the pitch competition on January 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., go to:

    Password: 556027


About the Competition

The Bob Mark Business Model Competition assesses the potential of an idea by focusing on the product-market fit - the product/technology idea and the value it brings to the market.. Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches. 


This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the College of Business. Mark started the Elevator Pitch Competition at Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Pitch Competition recognizes his entrepreneurial spirit and its continuation at Michigan Tech.

The 2021 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by Husky Innovate, a collaboration between Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization.

Husky Innovate is Michigan Tech’s resource hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.  We host free workshops, competitions, NSF I-Corps lean startup training, innovation talks, internships, mentorship and we cohost the Silicon Valley Experience.


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