Telebrands Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Four teams of Montclair State University students will pitch their product/service innovations during the first annual Telebrands Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, with the winning team walking away with a $10,000 prize.

The students' pitches will be evaluated and judged by a panel of three judges led by Telebrands President and CEO AJ Khubani, a Montclair State alumnus. Khubani is widely considered the leader in the nation's $350 billion "As Seen on TV" industry and the event is partly based on his famed Inventors Day model, the one through which Khubani has discovered dozens of products. Khubani is underwriting the $10,000 prize.

The other judges are Anthony "Sully" Sullivan, TV pitchman, and Cathy Mitchell, TV pitchwoman.

Telebrands Inventors Day for Aspiring Entrepreneurs is the culmination of two semesters of work in which the Montclair State students created business models and marketing plans for their products/services, as well as hypothetical methods for obtaining capital funding, all in conjunction with volunteer mentors. The students are pursuing a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University, and the pitch competition will help determine their final grade. The students have lived a true entrepreneurial experience during the school year, experiencing the hard work as well as frustrations they will face on the long road to launching a successful business. Seed capital for each team was funded by Ellyn McColgan, a member of the board of NASDAQ OMX and a Montclair State alumna.

9:30-10:00 a.m. Networking
10:00-noon Pitch presentations by student teams and judging

Continental breakfast will be served.

Come support these student entrepreneurs!

Join the conversation on Twitter with #MSUpitch.

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  • Richard C.


    Below is the link to register for tonight's Business Networking Event. Date: 5/20
    Time: 5:30-8:30PM
    Location: The Lobby, 821 Spring St,Elizabeth NJ
    ​ We have over 350+ Businesses RSVP already! The event is FREE, but you must register to guarantee entry. Please click on the picture/link below. Also, don't forget to tell your business associates!

    May 20, 2014

  • Rich L.

    Outstanding event! Creative students combined with Telebrands' AJ Khoubani's introductory remarks made this event special.

    May 16, 2014

  • Rich L.

    Outstanding event! Creative students combined with Telebrands' AJ Khoubani's introductory remarks made this event special.

    May 16, 2014

  • Montclair E.

    Great coverage by NJTV that includes all four student teams:

    Also, here is a story recapping the event:

    Congrats to all the students, who did such a great job yesterday!

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    Great to have been a part of this new event thanks to MSU & Telebrands. Congrats to the group with "Soul". I also liked the consulting pitch as it attacks a problem...but I agree with Sully and AJ that companies would soon go around your backs.
    We are looking for SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITE talent to come on board right away to help launch our new product; ScreenSuspenders. This can easily evolve into a full time job...or MORE! Email me on the website, or reply back.

    May 14, 2014

  • David P.

    Fantastic job by Dennis, Sharon and teams and judges. Bravo sport your sole. Looking forward to next year.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Great job by everyone involved, can't wait to see this grow.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Kizkopop

    Amazing experience

    1 · May 13, 2014

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