PennWest Clarion Student BizPitch Competition is back for its sixth year, with a chance for students to win up to $3,000 in cash prizes.

BizPitch is open to part-time and full-time students enrolled in the fall semester at PennWest Clarion. Students will develop and deliver an effective, professional business pitch presenting an innovative and marketable business concept that is both technically and economically feasible and profitable. Slides, demonstrations and other presentation materials will be encouraged.

The presentation must be between five and seven minutes long and should include the business idea and model, market opportunities, management and operations, implementation plans, profitability and marketing strategies. SBDC counselors are available to help students with the process.

First place wins $3,000; second place wins $2,000, third place wins $1,000. The deadline to register for the competition is Oct. 13. For information, to view previous winners and to apply, click here.