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Student Opportunities

Lipscomb offers students a dynamic entrepreneurial journey, spanning business pitches, missions, research, and active engagement in entrepreneurial organizations.

Our students take center stage, engaging in a variety of opportunities—from presenting innovative business ideas for funding to participating in entrepreneurial mission work, conducting cutting-edge research, and actively joining the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) chapter. With affiliations to national organizations and the chance to attend conferences and compete in events, the entrepreneurial journey at Lipscomb is boundlessly enriching and limitless.

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Missional Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation provides opportunities for students to engage in service through entrepreneurial mission work both internationally and domestically. The Center's leadership team is committed to finding service opportunities that accomplish the dual goals of helping others while providing students with tremendous learning and growth opportunities.

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Bison Student Entrepreneurs Organization

Bison Student Entrepreneurs Organization

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is home to Bison Student Entrepreneurs Organization which is a chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) as well as a participant in ENACTUS and Self-Employment in the Arts (SEA).

The Bison Student Entrepreneurs Organization hosts monthly lunches with speakers, travels to events, and hosts social events.

Kittrell Pitch Competition

Do you have an idea for a product or service? The Kittrell Pitch Competition allows students to deliver a business or product pitch in order to receive funding and support to bring their idea to reality. The competition happens in the fall and spring semesters and is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.

The Kittrell Pitch Competition is made possible by generous donations from alumnus and member of Lipscomb’s Board of Trustees, Marty Kittrell. Kittrell is a long-time supporter of Lipscomb’s Center for Entrepreneurship and donates in honor of his father, William B. Kittrell, who was a 1941 graduate of Lipscomb.

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Lipscomb Student Winners of the Kittrell Pitch Competition '19

If you have any creative ideas you want to explore, Kittrell is for you. It gives you a chance to get out and say, “This is something I’ve been working on - what do you think?” Beyond the funding, you get real feedback from a panel of expert judges that is invaluable as you try to grow your idea. — WILLIAM ROBERTSON - 3RD PLACE, SPRING 2021

The Fall Pitch

The fall competition is open to all eligible undergraduate and graduate students from any major, who will deliver a five-minute pitch of their business model to a panel of judges. The first-place winner will receive $2,500; second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of $1,500 and $1,000, respectively. Winners at any level receive automatic qualification for the final round in the spring pitch competition and advising from the Center for Entrepreneurship.

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The Spring Pitch

The spring competition takes the pitch to the next level, with up to $10,000 first-place prize for the winning team. Teams will compete in a qualifying round, in which three teams will be selected for the final round. Teams will deliver a 10-minute pitch to the panel and winning teams will be awarded $10,000 for first place and $3,00 and $2,000 for second and third places, respectively. The first-place team will receive personal advising from a mentor with relevant industry experience and all winners receive advising from the Center for Entrepreneurship.


Applicants are encouraged to participate in individual pitch consultations with faculty from the Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship. Further questions and consultation requests may be sent to the business [at] (business office.)

Kittrell Pitch Competition

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