#UES2016 Give Us What You Got


C’mon Flint: Give Us What You Got!

We want to hear your idea – your “pitch” –  for making life better in Flint, Michigan! Whether your pitch is for a new business, or a community improvement suggestion, or a gripe about a problem you feel needs to be solved, we want to hear it! Let us record a short video of you presenting your pitch. You could be eligible for a cash prize, community recognition, and professional advice.

Beginning in late September, UEI staff will be appearing in several locations around Flint to record brief 1-2 minute videos of pitches by community members. The dates and times of the recording sessions will be posted here on our web site, and will be distributed via social media and other outlets. We will share the recorded pitches with the community, and we’ll summarize and discuss the videos at the 2016 Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium Community Program to be held at the Mott Community College Event Center on October 19. Note that admission to the Community Program is free, but advance registration is required.

We will select the clearest, most compelling, most interesting pitches for special recognition and a cash prize, as follows:

  • 1st prize: $500
  • 2nd prize: $250
  • 3rd prize: $100

In addition to the recognition and cash, we will connect you with local resources that can help you further develop your idea.


If your idea is a proposal for a new business, click here for further instructions.

If your idea is a community improvement suggestion, click here for further instructions.

If you want to describe an important problem you have experienced or witnessed in the community, click here for further instructions.