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Rise to the Challenge

"Some of the best ideas come out of the blue."
- Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group

"I think that it’s always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas."
-Jerry Yang, former CEO/co-founder of Yahoo

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
-John Steinbeck, author

Second Annual Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition
May 1, 2014

What are you doing this year? How are you moving your ideas forward?

Now is the time to:
Think. Act. Be Bold.

This year’s Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition has approximately $15,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promises to be UB’s most exciting competition of the year. This could be just the vehicle to breathe life into your unique idea or give your existing business a boost.

Competition Deadlines:

  • Submit your 2014 Competition application by April 4, 2014, 5 p.m.
  • Semi-finalist selection will take place on April 18, 2014
  • Final Round, Live Pitch will take place on May 1, 2014