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This is the Dow Entrepreneurship Institute

  • Stimulates the creation of new business ventures, serves as a resource for business innovation research activities and promotes experiential opportunities for student entrepreneurs.
  • The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute at SVSU is funded by the Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation and by PNC Bank.


Cardinal Business Pitch Competition

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6-8 p.m.
Banquet Room A, Curtiss Hall

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Have a business idea and want a chance to fund it? Come pitch your business idea to entrepreneurs and small business supporters from across the region. Compete to win prizes, including up to $2,000 in funding for your student-owned business!

For more information contact Melissa Reynolds at

The deadline to register and submit your completed Executive Summary form for making a pitch is Wednesday, April 3, at Noon (EDT). Please read the competition guidelines at 2019 Cardinal Business Pitch Competition Guidelines (136KB)  and download and complete the Executive Summary Form at 2019 DEI Cardinal Business Pitch Exec Summary Form (180KB)

Spectators may register until 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 10.

Register for the competition (to make a pitch or be a spectator) HERE.


Other Events: 

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurship Tour

Friday, March 29, 2019—8 a.m. Departure

Are you an entrepreneur or interested in what entrepreneurs do? Would you like to see some of the startup activity going on in the Detroit entrepreneurial hub during a FREE one-day tour? The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute is planning a great opportunity for SVSU students to visit Detroit’s startup scene with speakers, tours, and more. Join us to learn more about entrepreneurship in the Detroit region.

Space will be limited; register HERE as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Reynolds via email at


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Mr. David Bell


Dr. Anthony Bowrin

Acting Assistant Dean

Dr. Elizabeth Pierce


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