Have an idea for a business?

ZinnStarter’s mission is:

  • To inculcate the next generation of entrepreneurs to create enduring businesses
  • To provide seed money for promising business plans
  • To provide students with the leadership, management and entrepreneurship knowledge of Ray Zinn

ZinnStarter Business Pitch Event

Business Pitch presentations will be made each semester (Saints Tank), giving students the opportunity to qualify for up to $1000 in ZinnStarter funding.

Students in all majors interested in developing a business plan, consulting with successful entrepreneurs, learning how to avoid start-up pitfalls and debt, and expanding leadership skills, can present their business idea in three minutes or less to the ZinnStarter student board of directors during the scheduled Saints Tank presentation events.  

The first round (preliminary round) for Saints Tank is a time for entrepreneurs to give a brief preview of their business idea, with feedback being given and more thorough presentations given 4 weeks later at the second and final round.  Mentors and Board Members are available throughout the semester to give feedback to entrepreneurs.