Founded in 2005 by Dr. Jon and Betty Kabara
To the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. We strive to bring together students, faculty, community members and entrepreneurs to innovate, develop and grow the entrepreneurial sprit.
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Calling All Innovators
November 19, 2019
Every year, Kabara hosts an annual Elevator Pitch competition to help further enhance the entrepreneurial spirit within our Saint Mary’s students.
Students have 90 seconds to pitch their business, product or non-profit organization to our panel of judges. Winners receive cash prizes, and all participants have the opportunity to continue the development of their ideas with help from the Institute afterwards.
The Elevator Pitch Competition was an amazing experience that allowed us to explore and share our ideas to a larger community.
It gave us confidence about our ideas and the opportunities to start them if we wanted to.
When students aren’t on campus pitching their ideas or enjoying our guest speakers, they are engaging in on-site visits to entrepreneurial ventures or competing in regional competitions.
Last spring students from SMUMN, WSU and MSC Southeast collaborated in the Winona Student Startup competition.
To read more about the competition and the experience, visit the article in Saint Mary’s Campus Notes.