M West Challenge

West Michigan's regional business plan competition.

Welcome to the 2016 MWest Challenge, a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. MWest involves eight West Michigan colleges and universities, representing 75,000 students from: Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College, and Hope College.

MWest JumpStart Weekend

Click the button below to signup, or view the event schedule below:


Friday 2/2

5:30 Check in Open, dinner

6:15 Kick off event - presentation on event outcomes, etc.

6:30 30 Second pitches (all ideas should be presented)

8:00 Teams assembled at tables, ice breaking exercise

8:30 BMC (bus strategy) presentation

9:00 BMC Work session

11:00 Close (Assignment Draft BMC, Know vs. Wonder, What your team needs)


Saturday 2/3

10:00am Open Welcome, Recap Friday, Discuss Saturday agenda

10:15 Design/Mock Up/Validation presentation

10:45 Work session

12:30 lunch

1:45 Pitch Deck presentation (8-10 slide format, good storytelling, etc)

2:15 Work session (pitch deck and validation work)

5:00 Dinner and presentation on MWest Challenge

6:00 pitch decks due (save to laptop in PDF format)

6:00-7:30 3 minute pitch presentations

7:45 Awards

8:00 Close