Events

Access us this semester: Please reach out to sniemann@gettysburg.edu for questions and individual appointments. To join our mailing list, become a member of the group Gettysburg Entrepreneurial Thinkers on engageGettysburg.

To learn more about your entrepreneurial journey beyond events, check out how to GET involved.

Upcoming events

Burg Pitch

Your idea. 3 minutes. Endless possibilities.

Prizes are awarded in three categories: Gettysburg College campus, UN Global Goals, and Your Own. Category winners receive $500. Run-on finalists in each category receive $50.

You can work alone, in pairs, or in a group.

To attend our optional idea development workshop on Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm, email sniemann@gettysburg.edu to reserve your seat or get the Zoom link.

Winners will be announced in late February—stay tuned for more information.

Your submission

Qualifying submissions need two components:

  1. a slide deck
  2. a video

Upload your video and deck files by Sunday, February 21 at 11:59pm EST to this OneDrive folder.

Make sure your pitch video is no more than 3 minutes and your slides as well as the video include the following:

  • Your full name and Gettysburg email address
  • Introduction
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Potential implementation
  • Conclusion

Check out some slide decks from past years.

More resources

Videos on pitching
How to create an effective pitch deck
Sample pitch decks in business

Do not worry about funding or business models yet. We are looking for creative and bold ideas!

Past event recordings

Meet healthcare industry expert and visionary Alan J. Murray

GET-Together - Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30p.m.

  • Watch Alan J. Murray on YouTube.
  • From British Merchant Navy officer and semi-pro soccer player to leader in the ever-evolving U.S. healthcare industry: Alan J. Murray is president of Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s commercial plan in New York. Marco Greenberg, President & Co-Founder of Thunder11 and Author of WSJ bestseller Primitive - Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World's Most Successful People is welcoming him to our final GET-Together of the fall semester.

Love Whelchel, entertainment and technology entrepreneur

GET-Together - Wednesday, November 4, 7p.m.

  • Watch Love Whelchel on YouTube.
  • Love Whelchel has not only helped organize the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA, but also hired and supported minority managers and executives at a major advertising agency. He worked with rapper Sean Combs (P. Diddy) at Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment and is now a digital entertainment & technology entrepreneur. Marco Greenberg highlights Love’s path of success in entrepreneurial thinking in his book Primitive - Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World’s Most Successful People. Take the test How Primitive Are You? in advance to know your type and score! http://www.primitivetest.com

What powers the world’s most successful people?

GET-Together - Tuesday, October 27, 6:30p.m.

  • Watch What powers the world’s most successful people on YouTube.
  • It is not the “civilized” people that launch revolutions, but those that tap into their primal drive to take bold action. Come to our next GET-Together to learn first-hand about the keys to fulfilling success and what that may look like for YOU. Meet Marco Greenberg, President & Co-Founder of Thunder11 and Author of WSJ bestseller Primitive - Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World's Most Successful People, Greg Zuckerman, Special Writer at WSJ and Author of The Man Who Solved The Market - How John Simons Launched the Quant Revolution, and Jonathan Torop, Managing Director at UBS Financial Services Inc. Take the test How Primitive Are You? in advance to know your type and score! http://www.primitivetest.com (Zoom)

Driving social change through entrepreneurship with Mary Ehrsam ’90

GET-Together - Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.

  • Watch Entre-empowerment with Mary Ehrsam ’90 on YouTube.
  • Join our conversation with alumna Mary Ehrsam ’90, President of Operation HOPE Partnerships, as she welcomes individuals from all walks of life who share their stories of determination that lead them to start businesses that benefit their communities. If you want to find out how entrepreneurship can drive social change, this event is for you!

Sarah Calhoun ’00

GET-Together - Tuesday, September 1, 7 p.m.

  • Watch Sarah Calhoun on YouTube.
  • Social entrepreneur Sarah Calhoun ’00
  • Sarah is the Founder and CEO of Red Ants Pants, a company producing factory clothing for women and hosting an annual music festival to raise funds that make the clothing affordable to customers.

ECON 463 information session

GET-Together - Tuesday, September 1, 12-12:30 p.m.