2016 iChallenge on the Hilltop – Pitch & Business Plan Competition

Thanks to the support of Professor Alvarado, Dr. Altounian and a new leadership team in the Student Entrepreneurship Club, The Bill Munday School of Business is working on an enhanced pitch and business plan competition.

Now under one brand, the iChallenge on the Hilltop will include the:

  • Ideas for Innovation Competition on November 8th in Mabee Ballrooms A & B
  • Business Plan Competition on March 25th at Google Fiber

The competition welcomes St. Edward’s University students from all majors with innovative concepts. Ideas can take the form of a new for-profit or non-profit business, app, product or service.

What will students gain from participating in the iChallenge on the Hilltop? They will:

  • Learn how to turn their innovative idea into an opportunity
  • Pitch their concept to Austin business leaders
  • Partner with faculty and business mentors to develop a plan
  • Gain an understanding of how to attract business investors
  • Compete for prizes

The application to submit a creative idea is now available online.

The Bill Munday School of Business is also hosting a kickoff event to discuss the application, timeline and requirements with students:

Monday, October 3 | Mabee Ballrooms A & B | 6:30 p.m.

Additional details on the competition is available on our website at www.stedwards.edu/business/events, and attached is a flyer to share with students.

Thank you so much for supporting our iChallenge on the Hilltop competition. Please reach out if you have any questions.


Katie Finney
Outreach Coordinator, The Bill Munday School of Business
(512) 428-1093


Note from NSCI Dean:  an NSCI student won a previous incarnation of this competition:

The MSB is pleased to announce the winner of the 4th Annual iChallenge (Fall 2014) pitch competition…

Jana Soares, Biology major (senior)

This is a special year for the Annual iChallenge competition because we welcomed entrants from all SEU Schools (in the past it was only open to MSB students).  The way the process works is that each student gets 3 minutes to pitch his or her entrepreneurial idea to a panel of judges from the Austin business community.  Jana’s idea, Gravity Crystal, is an innovative design for laboratory goggles that incorporates google glass and allows for the scientist to be able to multi-task in the lab in an efficient yet protective manner.