Winners of the 2024 Collegiate Great Brands pitch competition stand with their novelty prize checks with the contest's four judges behind them at Studio 225.

Breakfast of Champions

Chi-Chi founders Izzy Gorton and Chiara Munzi want you to try chickpeas for breakfast. Their grain-free, chickpea oatmeal brand, won them $15,000 at the 2024 Collegiate Great Brands Competition on March 27.

Kelsie Pearson, Moss Davis and Mbeng Juvis pose after pitching at the UGA Idea Acclerator. Davis, in the middle, holds large prize check.

Antigua Threads takes first prize in latest Idea Accelerator Mer

There’s nothing wrong with a white shirt and khakis, but what if you could turn it up a little?  That’s the argument behind Antigua Threads, a handmade belt and bag company co-founded by a University of Georgia public relations student.  “What if the dullest part of your outfit could become the most unique, vibrant and […]

Kristen Dunning

Georgia MBA student strikes a deal on Shark Tank

When Kristen Dunning, a Georgia Full-Time MBA student and founder of Gently Soap, launched her sensitive skincare brand in 2021, she made a goal to appear on Shark Tank in 2025.

Photo of the Truist Pitch Deck at UGA's Studio 225 student entrepreneurship center

SEC Student Pitch Competition comes to UGA

From software for reporting sustainability metrics to makeup that can stand up to a day in the gym — students from Southeastern Conference universities are creating business ideas to shape the future.