Createur Conference & Pitch Competition


Monday, 15th April 2024

8:00 am-6:00 pm


Olivet Nazarene University

Event Description

The McGraw School of Business at Olivet Nazarene University is excited to host its Second Annual Createur Conference & Pitch Competition on April 15-16, 2024, in Bourbonnais, IL. This event, aimed at celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation, is open to high school students, college students, and Olivet alumni. It presents a unique platform for budding entrepreneurs to learn, compete, and network.

The conference features an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, including Auntie Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels, Brett Hagler, CEO and Co-Founder of New Story, and Justin Donald, The Lifestyle Investor. Additionally, the event will host over 24 seasoned entrepreneurs in spark sessions, offering valuable insights and experiences.

A significant highlight of the conference is the Pitch Competition. This year, it boasts a $15,000 prize pool and is uniquely inclusive, with the introduction of a high school division. Participants can pitch their innovative ideas, products, or services, competing for a substantial prize and recognition.

Attendees can compete for a share of the prize money, gain insights from successful entrepreneurs, and network with industry experts and peers.

Applications to pitch are open until March 1, 2024, and the event is free.

For more information and to register, visit

This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in the entrepreneurial landscape, offering a chance to win big and connect with the entrepreneurial community.

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