Griggs Center for entrepreneurship & philanthropy
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Elevator Pitch

Teams of two students will deliver a 90-second elevator pitch in a tradshow style event. Teams will compete for an award of $1,000.

CEO Competition

Case Competition

Student teams are asked to address a case focused on a young company and apply entrepreneurial thinking to develop practical solutions.


Wildcat Ventures is looking for YOUR ideas!!! Is there a product or good that you would like to see sold on campus? Or a business idea that would meet a need to you and fellow students? We are looking for new products or businesses to add to our student run portfolio and want to GIVE YOU MONEY if we select your idea. A $250 prize will be gifted to the winning idea AND potential for your product or business to be implemented by our Wildcat Ventures Team. Application Deadline: September 18. Live Pitch Event: September 23.

Social Venture Competition

Students will work on developing solutions for a common problem during a long evening event. Food will be provided.

Founders Club Logo Design

Design OUR NEW LOGO! In view of the Griggs Center mission to develop an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the ACU community, we are taking your design submissions. The winning logo will win a cash prize of $250 and if approved, will be the new graphic for the Founders Club. Application Deadline: September 18

Over the past decade,  Springboard has awarded over $750,000 to aspiring entrepreneurs and served as a way to connect, train and encourage regional startups.

The BE in Abilene program seeks to award cash incentives to entrepreneurs through this local competition.