Students ready to square off in 2nd annual PioBiz competition

March 29, 2017 | PioBiz
Two Marietta College students will compete for the chance to receive up to $10,000 for startup expense reimbursements and in-kind services for their burgeoning business as part of the second annual PioBiz Business Plan Competition from 4:00-5:15 p.m., Friday, March 31st, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium in Thomas Hall. In just over an...
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Petroleum Engineering majors claim top spot at third annual PioBiz competition

May 22, 2018 | Student News
It doesn’t take long to figure out that Derek Krieg ’19 (New Matamoras, Ohio) and Sebastian Ziaja ’20 (Lake Forest, Illinois) love talking about the oil and gas industry. Their passion recently paid off as the two Petroleum Engineering majors won the third round of Marietta College’s PioBiz competition with their company Oilfield Basics. The...
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Second-round PioBiz winners develop a concept for eco-friendly product

February 8, 2019 | PioBiz
Marietta College’s Cameron Dowiak ’19 (Burgettstown, Pennsylvania) and Audrey Albright ’21 (Moraine, Ohio) recently teamed up to win the “Proof of Concept” round of the PioBiz competition with their project EcoX. As the top-place team, Dowiak, who is majoring in Biochemistry, and Albright, who is majoring in Marketing and Environmental...
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PioBiz’s Proof of Concept stage allows students to show off entrepreneurial mindset

February 21, 2018 | Entrepreneurship
Courtney Knoch ’18 (Marietta, Ohio) has had the idea for a food truck park in Marietta for a little while. It wasn’t until the second round of Marietta College’s PioBiz-Proof of Concept that she was confident it could work. The English major placed first in the competition and was awarded $330 to put toward her idea. She also won an...
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Two budding entrepreneurs share 2017 PioBiz prize

April 4, 2017 | PioBiz
It was a competition between cupcakes and websites on Friday afternoon during the second annual PioBiz Business Plan Competition.
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Finn, Undersander win top prize during final round of PioBiz

April 26, 2019 | PioBiz
Great ideas don’t always come from a great moment. Rebekah Finn ’19 (Cincinnati, Ohio) didn’t come up with the concept for Providing Pawsable until after her freshman year at Marietta College when she was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). EDS is a connective tissue disorder that leads to unstable joints and fragile skin.
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Marietta High School student wins first round of Junior PioBiz

March 12, 2019 | Entrepreneurship
Marietta High School’s Kayla Floyd took the top prize during the first round of Marietta College’s Junior PioBiz competition that was held on campus on Friday, March 1. A total of 18 students from Marietta and Parkersburg South high schools presented 15 business ideas during the “Problem/Solution” phase of Junior PioBiz and Floyd’s project...
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International Economics student wins first round of PioBiz

October 22, 2018 | PioBiz
Marietta College student Yuhang Liu ’20 (Beijing, China) recently took top honors in the first round of the PioBiz — the Problem-Solution phase — for her idea “iTown.” The International Economics student — who presented one of 13 ideas during the competition — won $140. PioBiz is a business start-up competition with a final award of up to $...
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10 'ideas' recognized during the first round of Marietta College's PioBiz competition

December 4, 2017 | PioBiz
The entrepreneurial mindset that flows throughout the Marietta College student body was on full display on Friday, December 1st when students presented 21 different for- and non-profit business projects during the first round of this year’s PioBiz competition. Competing students presented their business ideas to three judges and more than 50...
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PioBiz: Business Plan

4:30pm to 6:30pm | PioBiz
The final round of the 2017-18 PioBiz Competition is Business Plan. It is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
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PioBiz Problem & Solution Workshop

5:00pm to 6:00pm | PioBiz
Do you want to participate in PioBiz competition and win up to $10,000 to start your own business? Don’t have an idea or don’t know if your idea is good enough! Come to the PioBiz Problem/Solution Workshop from 5:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20th, in Thomas 209, where your questions can be answered. All Marietta College students are...
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PioBiz: Problem-Solution

4:00pm to 6:30pm | Entrepreneurship
The first round of the PioBiz Competition is scheduled for 4:00-6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18th in Thomas 209. This is where Marietta College students go head to head in the Problem-Solution phase of PioBiz. Participating students can win $50 to $140 during the competition, which is voted on by audience members (to vote you must be present...
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PioBiz: Proof of Concept

The second round of the PioBiz Competition is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31st in Thomas 209. This is where Marietta College students go head-to-head in the Proof of Concept phase of PioBiz. Participating students can win $150 to $230 during the competition.
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Junior PioBiz Round 1

12:30pm to 1:30pm | PioBiz
Marietta College students are invited to stop in Andrews Hall Great Room between 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 1st, to vote for their favorite business idea during the Junior PioBiz Round 1. Local high school students will be in competition for cash prizes and a chance to compete in the final round in April. This event is sponsored in part...
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Junior PioBiz Round 2

4:00pm to 5:30pm | PioBiz
The second round of the College's Junior PioBiz will take place from 4:00-5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4th, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium (Thomas 124). Please support the program and area high school students by voting. The top three winners will receive free classes donated by Marietta College and cash prizes donated by the Marietta...
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PioBiz: Round 3

1:00pm to 2:30pm | Entrepreneurship
The Entrepreneurship Program is hosting the third round of the PioBiz competition from 1:00-2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18th, in the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium (Thomas 124). Two business ideas, EcoX and Providing Pawsable, will compete for the $10,000 award. Audience members can vote, along with the judges. However, you must be present the...
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