Fowler Business Concept Challenge

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Fowler Business Concept Challenge

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location

Virtual

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

Free, Virtual

Details

How do we persevere through these challenging COVID times and build a thriving post-pandemic economy? One entrepreneurial spark might be all that's needed to start the transformation! That is what the University of San Diego's Fowler Business Concept Challenge is all about — lighting the passion of student entrepreneurs by inviting them to pitch a brand new business concept.

Attend the challenge to watch our student entrepreneurs ignite their big idea in front of San Diego's most respected business leaders and our local community! Industry and academic leaders will also take the stage to share how their organizations are leveraging entrepreneurial thinking during these times. Beware, this event might just spark your next business idea!

Join us on Oct. 30 to celebrate 16 semi-finalist student teams and cheer them on as they pitch their business concept to a panel of judges. After each team has pitched, you will vote to help us decide who should take home the Audience Choice Awards, and with them, thousands of dollars in scholarships!

Plus, hear from these industry and academic leaders:

Mr. Ron Fowler, executive chairman, San Diego Padres

Mr. Ron Coughlin, CEO, Petco

Mr. Mike Fasulo, president and COO, Sony

Ms. Caroline Winn, CEO, San Diego Gas & Electric  

Ms. Susan Mallory, Board of Trustees, University of San Diego

Dr. Jim Harris, president, University of San Diego

Dr. Timothy Keane, dean, University of San Diego School of Business

Our heartfelt gratitude to Ron and Alexis Fowler for sparking the flame of entrepreneurship at USD through the Fowler Business Concept Challenge!

We thank our first-round judges, semifinalist judges, and final round judges for their dedication and commitment to our students.

Meet our 2020 Judges 

begin quoteWatch student entrepreneurs ignite their big business idea in front of San Diego's most respected industry leaders and our local community!
Student pitches at the Fowler Business Concept Challenge

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Regina Bernal
reginabernal-12@sandiego.edu