Apostle Business Ideation Challenge

Take the Fast Pitch Challenge!

The Apostle Business Ideation Challenge is a fast-pitch competition that gives CSULB students and student teams the opportunity to win cash prizes for their business ideas. 

The John and Helen Apostle Foundation supports entrepreneurs from the CSULB campus community to pursue their passion and the creation of innovative businesses to help grow the Long Beach economy.
Registration is now closed.
Rules/Info of the Pitch
  • 3-minute pitch with three slides
  • Q&A from a three-judge panel 
  • Your deck should be in PowerPoint format with an aspect ratio of 4:3
  • Your FINAL deck is due by 8:00 am on Monday, December 4th (NO CHANGES ALLOWED AFTER THAT TIME) 
  • Your final deck should be emailed to csulb-iie@csulb.edu
Currently enrolled students who have participated in:
  • The Apostle Incubator
  • Apostle Enterprise Lab
  • Students who participated in the workshop with Steve Boyer
Prize Money

A total of $10,000 will be awarded.  There will be 2 grand prizes of $2,500 each and 5 honorable mentions of $1,000 each.

Congratulations 2022 Winners:

Grand Prize Winners $2,500 each:
CareWare by Caroline Tran
BookBound by Elias Babaalian-Morales, Jaelyn Gutierrez, Nathen Deo
Honorable Mentions $1,000 each:

Positive Produce Pals by Antonio Gomez, Courtney Demers, Brianna Harmon

Reload by Jack Irish

Hooked by Kate Lomas Gutierrez

Moda by Nour Elaby

SOAR Suncreen by Omar Cuevas