The National Conference & Pitch Competition, hosted by The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) will bring together nearly 1,500 young entrepreneurs, students and faculty nationwide to provide a 2 ½ day forum that will inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. CEO is a global network consisting of over 250 chapters and 7,500 students. Approximately 80 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders help to infuse entrepreneurship into the fabric of universities nationally by sharing their ideas and expertise with our high energy audience of aspiring collegiate entrepreneurs. The conference also offers students the opportunity to network with peers on a global platform.
Chapter/Individual Award submissions are open until October 1st
Chapter Awards is a great way for CEO Chapters and Individuals to apply and gain recognition for their accomplishments in entrepreneurship. CEO is a vast network of student leaders and we want to ensure that members are appropriately awarded and recognized.
CEO strongly encourages all of its chapters to apply and participate.
The Awards program recognizes individuals by promoting:
Outstanding Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Outstanding CEO Chapter Leader
Outstanding CEO Chapter Advisor
Chapters are recognized by promoting:
Outstanding Overall Chapter of the Year
Outstanding Marketing and/or Social Media Award
Outstanding Entrepreneurial Networking Initiative Award
Outstanding Campus “E-Diffusion” Award
Outstanding Fundraising Initiative Award
Outstanding Chapter Business Award
Selected finalists for the Awards above (highlighted in Green), must be available to present a 5-8-minute PowerPoint presentation on the award topic on Friday October 28th
CEO Chapter Advisors, Faculty, and Staff will serve as coordinators for the Chapter/Individual Awards Sessions. They will review every submission and notify faculty/student members that are selected to participate.
Award Submission Guidelines:
-Your Chapter must participate in Chapter Leadership Sessions on Thursday.
-To enter, you must be a current CEO member/club – you must be attending the conference and you must be in attendance for the Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.
-Award funds will be distributed as a check requisitions. We will use the address information provided in your submissions to coordinate disbursement of funds.
-Award recipients in all categories will need to submit W-9 information for individual and chapter awards. Chapter Award checks are written to your University, and W-9 Info will be collected accordingly.
If chosen, you understand that and agree that:
-You must be in attendance beginning at 1pm on Thursday October 27th 2016
-You are giving CEO permission to use your name and photo promotions.
-You are relinquishing permission to CEO for all still, video, broadcast, and/or sound recordings which may be made of the conference. Agreeing to participate as a speaker is regarded as permission to participate in still, video, broadcast and/or sound recordings.
-The dress code is business casual/professional.
-CEO will not permit presentation substitutions on-site.
-You are expected to check-in with the conference registration desk at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled talk, or your presentation may be cancelled.
On behalf of the Innovation Team, here at CEO, we would like to thank you for considering joining us for our 2016 Conference. Should you have any extensive questions or need to speak with a team member, please contact us at (813) 258-7CEO.