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Irvine Valley College Wins National Business Plan Pitch Competition

IVC Team Takes 1st Place in National Business Plan Pitch Competition

Last August, the Irvine Valley College (IVC) entrepreneurship department partnered with the College Leap organization, a national non-profit founded by UC Berkeley students to increase the leadership opportunities for transferring community college students. A national business plan pitch competition was held.IVC

Ten IVC student teams from different disciplines of study entered the competition, and seven teams pitched in the first round hosted by Irvine Valley College. After more than a month of preparation with guidance and mentorship from Professor John Russo, the lead of the entrepreneurship program at IVC, the first round produced some excellent business concepts with great student pitch decks and presentations. The first round was judged by serial entrepreneur and IVC Professor Michael Sawitz, along with IVC entrepreneurship alumni Maryam Edah Tally, and a UC Berkeley alumnus.

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