LAUNCHU Oakwood University

Win funding for your business, product, service or nonprofit idea by competing in the LaunchU Pitch Competition at Oakwood University. CoLab Inc. is giving away cash prizes* and a trip to Moxie, the international pitch event in Southern California.

How do I apply?

Submit your idea here to compete in LaunchU.


When is the deadline?

January 1, 2020, at 11:59 PST.







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Pitch Process


Any idea that can be developed into a business, product, service, or nonprofit.


Create a business plan with your group and start crafting your pitch for the semifinal round.


Pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Winners move on to the final round. You will receive feedback to improve your pitch before the final round.

Final Round

Finalist pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Winners win cash prizes and a trip to Southern California to compete at Moxie.

What happens after I apply?

You will work with a professor to form your business plan and craft your pitch for the semifinal round.

What do I win*?

1st-  $5,000 and a trip to Moxie  

2nd- $3,000 and a trip to Moxie

3rd- $2,000

*Terms and conditions apply

Who is eligible?  

Full-time undergrad students who attend Oakwood University.







What does a pitch look like?

Watch a group of students pitch their documentary idea at CoLab Film & Media.

When is the pitch event?

Location: McKee Business & Technology Complex

Date: February 25, 2020

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm


Who should I contact at Oakwood University? 

If you are interested or have questions about LaunchU, please contact Julian Waddell. ​

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