LAUNCHU Oakwood University

You can 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?

December 8, 2019, at 11:59 PST.

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.







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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 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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