Now Accepting Alumni and Student Entries for 3rd Annual Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition


As part of the Orange Central 2017 celebration, set for October 5-8, the Whitman School will host the 3rd Annual Orange Tank business pitch competition on Friday, October 6. Current Whitman students and alumni entrepreneurs can enter for a chance to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges.

Thanks to a generous gift from Mark ’83 and Judi ’84 (VPA) Morris, the first-place presenter in the alumni and student category will win $5,000. A prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the second-place presenter in each category and $1,000 to the third-place winners.

The Orange Tank event will take place from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Whitman’s Flaum Grand Hall. The six winning presenters will be recognized immediately after during the Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception.

Whitman alumni and current students who have not previously placed in an Orange Tank competition are invited to submit their business venture for consideration. Alumni business applications will be accepted through Friday, September 8. Student entrepreneurs may submit their application through Friday, September 15. Five business ideas from each category will be selected to present on October 6. Notifications will be made by within two weeks of the submission deadline.

We welcome alumni, students and guests to attend Orange Tank as a member of the audience. Reservations can be made online via the Orange Central homepage, where details about all events happening on campus can also be found.

Please contact with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you in October. Thanks for your support of the Whitman School!

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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