Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Startup Vikes

Experience Startup Vikes for Yourself

Startup Vikes is Cleveland State University's premier entrepreneurship immersion experience in which student teams pitch ideas for businesses or products, learn the Lean Launch Pad (LLP) methodology and build minimum viable products or services. Supported by a team of mentors, workshop presenters and judges, students are purposefully introduced to the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurship ecosystem. For 10 years, Startup Vikes has helped to launch 30 companies.

Over the course of two and a half days, students pitch ideas, learn to build a business, meet milestones to earn prizes and then present in front of a panel of expert judges. Best of all, the program is open to any currently enrolled college student and the top three business ideas recieve a cash infusion. 

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