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San Marcos, Texas (October 11, 2019) – The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP), the regional economic development organization for Hays and Caldwell counties, and Texas State University’s I-Corps Site for Entrepreneurship will host the GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch competition on October 23rd  from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at McCoy College of Business, Minifie Academic Atrium (fourth floor, 708 N Comanche St., San Marcos, TX 78666). The competitive event will reward the best new, innovative and implementable business ideas with cash awards.
“Our region is known as the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor and a growing center for innovation,” said Adriana Cruz, President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. “The Innovation Quick Pitch competition allows us to support and recognize the ingenuity of aspiring entrepreneurs that could someday be major employers in the community.”
Two competitive tracks are available for the entrepreneur competitors. Track 1 is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Track 2 is open to community members of Hays and Caldwell Counties, including the faculty of Texas State University. At least $500 in prize money will be awarded to the winners of each competitive track.
Applications for the competition are to be submitted/emailed in the form of a 90-second video to TxStWEW@txstate.edu. Deadline to submit is October 16. Additional information for submitting the application video can be found at entrepreneur.txstate.edu/Events/Quick-Pitch.
“The GSMP Innovation Quick Pitch as well as all the events planned during this week are perfect examples of Texas State’s commitment to guide and foster the entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well on campus and throughout the Greater San Marcos region,” said Dr. J.R. Minifie, Professor at the McCoy College of Business, Texas State University.
The Greater San Marcos Partnership Innovation Quick Pitch Competition is one of a series of events jointly supported by GSMP and Texas State University during Women Entrepreneurship Week from October 19th to 26th. This includes the opening event entitled Through the Ceiling: Discussion & Networking with Women Executives on Monday October 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at McCoy’s Building Supply Corporate Headquarters (1350 I-35 N). This event and all the others featured at entrepreneur.txstate.edu are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required.
About the Greater San Marcos Partnership 
The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is the 501c6 regional economic development organization serving the city of San Marcos, and Hays and Caldwell Counties focused on positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to increase economic opportunities for all in the heart of the Texas Innovation Corridor. 
Media may RSVP or direct additional questions to:
John Ellis
Director of Marketing & Communications
Greater San Marcos Partnership
O: (512) 393-3406 | C: (512) 781-3065 | E: johne@greatersanmarcostx.com
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