Here’s a plug for the Pace University Pitch Contest:

Thursday, December 6, 2007
5:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Pace University (east of City Hall)
1 Pace Plaza, NYC

3:30 – 5:00 Special Bonus Session on Technology Entrepreneurship, conducted by faculty from the Ivan G. Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Directions to Pace’s Downtown NYC Campus:


  • $1,000 prize for the top New Business Concept and for the best Social Venture.
  • Pace is partnering with Ashoka/Youth Venture and the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of NYC. Ashoka/Youth Venture will provide EVERY team with a successful Social Venture Action Plan with $1,000 in seed funding (i.e. 30 teams = $30,000). Ashoka is one of the oldest and most respected social entrepreneurship organizations in the world. The M.I.T. Enterprise Forum was founded in 1978 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association.
  • David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, is the Keynote Speaker.
  • The event is being sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLC, one of the nation’s leading law firms.
  • The Judging Panel includes: Thatcher Bell of DFJ Gotham Ventures; Lori Smith, a partner at the law firm Goodwin Procter LLC, Liz Hamburg, co-host of Launchpad on WOR Radio 710, and Bernie Siegel, a CPA and professional business coach.
  • Last year’s contest drew participants from a number of outside universities, including Harvard and Princeton.
  • The winner of the Third Annual Pace University Pitch Contest, Bill Phelps, is one of only three student Finalists in Fortune Small Business’ 5th Annual Business Plan Competition –
  • Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, SCI2 incubator, and Small Business Development Center are also supporting the Pitch Contest.
  • Detailed information and an online registration form can be found at Or contact Professor Bruce Bachenheimer at (212) 618-6580 or

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