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Our competitions are open to all SFA students, regardless of major.

Do you have an idea? Pitch it in 30 seconds!

Is there a problem you want to solve? Do you see the potential for a business that should be started? Join us during the fall semester at a pop-up pitch event in your college or stop by the Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge on an open-pitch day

The top idea from each college will receive $1,000 in scholarship funds. Recorded pitches of these ideas will be shown to attendees of an SFA basketball game in February, where an audience applause-o-meter will determine first-, second- and third-place overall winners.

  • First place overall: $2,000 in additional scholarships and advances to the annual Lumberjack Entrepreneurship Competition in April
  • Second place overall: $1,000 in additional scholarships
  • Third place overall: $500 in additional scholarships

Note: Students may participate as an individual or a team. Scholarship funds are split among the members of a winning team.

Pop-up pitch dates

Open pitches

  • Fall 2024 dates TBD

Pitches within each college

  • Fall 2024 dates TBD

Fall 2023 top ideas announced

  • Quercus Cookies
    • pitched by Brooks Bays and Wallace Daily
    • representing the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
  • Micro-satellite company
    • pitched by Duston Judson
    • representing the College of Sciences and Mathematics
  • Time Management Consultants
    • pitched by Makahla Bolin-Davis, Claire Boyd, Kylee Hillman and Daxton Owen
    • representing the College of Liberal and Applied Arts
  • JanJan's Homemade Creations
    • pitched by Ayanna Monderoy
    • representing the James I. Perkins College of Education
  • QuickTix
    • pitched by Carson Roling and Zach Stephen
    • representing the Nelson Rusche College of Business


Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship

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Physical Address:
1908 Raguet Street
McGee Business Building, Suite 377

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13004, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


The Rusche College of Business is AACSB accredited.