Business Idea Pitch Competition Held at Concord University

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University recently hosted its second pitch competition on campus at University Point.  There were several entries which created an evening of much anticipated excitement and fun.  The contestants were given 90 seconds to “pitch” their business ideas, along with two minutes of follow up questions from the judges. 

First place and $500 was awarded to Kyla Marshall for her idea Pet Promotions. Kyla is a sophomore majoring in biology and in recreation and tourism management.  She is from Mineral Wells, W.Va. 

Second place and $250 was awarded to Madison Lilly for her idea Dream Planning.  Madison is a sophomore majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and a minor in entrepreneurship. She is from Beaver, W.Va.

Third place and $100 was awarded to Nickolas Shrewsbury for his idea Discovery Church. Nick is a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management and a minor in entrepreneurship. He is from Princeton, W.Va.

“This is one of my favorite events for the students.  It allows them to present their ideas, in a mini-shark tank like style.  They work very hard preparing for their pitches and trying to predict what the judges may ask them.  I’m so glad I don’t have to judge, I find myself loving all of the ideas,”

Dr. Angela Addair, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Concord University

Concord will have a business plan competition in the spring that allows participants to present their ideas in more depth.  For additional information regarding the Entrepreneurial Studies program at Concord, please contact Dr. Addair at

Kyla Marshall
First Place
Madison Lilly
Second Place
Nickolas Shrewsbury
Third Place

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University 
Office of Advancement 
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
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