the pitch

Photos by David Vincent

On the surface, dental floss, ice cream cones and guitars may seem completely unrelated.  However, they do have something in common.  They all serve as inspiration for the winners of the Washburn University School of Business Pitch Competition.

The Pitch Competition, developed by Washburn University School of Business, in partnership with GO Topeka, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Washburn University undergraduates, graduates and Washburn Tech students compete to win cash and prizes totaling $25,000 to help them launch their new venture.

Contestants develop a “pitch” for their business idea—distilling months of work into seven minutes of clarity, professionalism, inspiration and value.

TK will introduce you to this year’s winners, future inventors and entrepreneurs.

Kristen Kogl
Durable and Environmentally Friendly Dental Floss Holder

Brista Robinson
Potato Chip Ice Cream Cone

Mark Feuerborn & Kaleb Marconette
Personalized Cigar Box Guitars