Students prepare to enter Lion's Den pitch competition

A sign on the Penn State Beaver campus advertises the Lion's Den competition

Penn State Beaver is preparing to hold its fourth annual Lion's Den competition.

Credit: Penn State Beaver

MONACA, Pa. — Penn State Beaver students are getting into the entrepreneurial spirit.

The campus is getting ready to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, and students are preparing for the fourth annual Lion’s Den competition.

Lion’s Den is a “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition. Teams of one to three students submitted product and business ideas during the month of October. A total of 42 ideas were submitted for review. A panel of judges selected 10 teams to compete as finalists. 

The final teams are comprised of 22 students. Each team will pitch their idea in the Lion’s Den to a panel of judges from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Lodge. 

The winning team will receive a certificate of achievement and meet with faculty to discuss how to bring their idea to life. All finalists will receive a "Don't Quit Your Daydream" T-shirt, and the top three teams will receive an additional "Creative Genius" T-shirt. 

The students who will be competing are: Bakary Malang, Ryan Cripe, Joseph Ebersohl, Jacob Beck, Jeremy Redwine, Anna Vesho, Brandon Bonager, Heather Makar, Nick Mitaras, Spencer Naleppa, Ryan Nolan, Johnathan Rowland, Zachary Cardwell, Jaydon Woodward, Jade Spratley, Tylai Smith, Jordan Ritchey, Cole Silks, Alan-Michael Smith, Alexis Cross, Jimmy Geho and Tanner Matuo.