Pitch Day and Entrepreneurship at Villanova – Alumnus Perspective

Two weeks ago I participated in my second pitch event at Villanova, but my first as a judge. In 2011, I participated as a student, pitching my group’s idea to angel investors as the culmination of the VSB Entrepreneurship minor program. This experience affords me a unique perspective of Pitch Day, the ICE Center, and entrepreneurship in general at Villanova.

When my group presented our idea at the Villanova Conference Center, we had maybe a dozen angel investors in the room, and our idea died once our grades were received. Based on the amount of work, preparation, and iterations many of the students at this year’s Pitch Day have gone through, I doubt many of them will meet the same fate. I was hugely impressed by many of the presentations I saw and with the students I talked to afterwards – some of whom I hope will join me at PeopleLinx!

Growing the entrepreneurial community at Villanova is something I’ve tried to help out with since joining PeopleLinx and seeing how my Entrepreneurship minor helped set me up for success. I was extremely happy to see what Pitch Day has become over the last two years and cannot wait to see what is in store for us next year.

Thank you to the ICE Center for inviting me to participate, and I look forward to next year’s Pitch Day on April 24, 2014.