Each semester Beyond sponsors a ‘Shark Tank’ style event that invites students to pitch their business idea in front of a panel of judges to win cash prizes. Your presentation can range from a simple concept to a business that is already generating revenue. Your demonstration should last 5 minutes and must include a market/customer analysis, your value proposition, roadmap for growth and a request for investment dollars.

Spring 2021

Join us virtually on January 30 from 6-7 as a new batch of students present their innovative ideas for a chance to win cash prizes!

– 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th will each receive $100.
– Only the best 6 will present at the virtual event (there may be an elimination round).
– Contestants have 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes of questions from the judges.
– Must be able to present using the Zoom platform (screen share your slide deck/presentation).
– Your idea must bring value to the marketplace, community or mission field.

Apply to be a Contestant

– Cheer on your classmates, friends and family members
– Increased viewership unlocks progressively better audience prizes

Register to ATtend


Every semester we invite special guests to share their experiences with innovation and entrepreneurship. These virtual sessions are a mix of interview, Q&A and conversation styles. The way you participate is entirely up to you. Will you engage our guests with a series of rapid-fire questions? Awesome. Would you rather listen-in, camera off while you sip your coffee? Great. However you join in you will be sure to come away with a few nuggets of wisdom.

Recording: October 6, 7-8pm: TK Coleman, Director of Entrepreneurial Education, FEE
Recording: October  27, 7-8pm: Dave Bates, Managing Partner, CEO: WISE Insights
Recording: February 9, 6-7pm: Scott Hartley, Founder & CEO: MasterPlan4Success

Recording: February 23, 6-7pm: JoVonne Walker, CEO: Think About It, LLC
: March 9, 4-5pm: Jordan Raynor, Author: Master of One, Called to Create
TBD: TK Coleman, Director of Entrepreneurial Education at FEE