CEO Club at FGCU

CEO Global Conference and Pitch Competition

Year after year, the CEO Club at FGCU eagerly embarks on the transformative journey of the CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition, hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). This signature event catapults our aspiring entrepreneurs "From Classroom to Boardroom" and offers a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and compete.

CEO Club at FGCU 2023 CEO Global Conference Group Picture

40th annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) Global Conference & Pitch Competition - 2023

This year, 18 FGCU students from 8 different degree programs traveled to Tampa, Florida, for the 40th annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) Global Conference & Pitch Competition from Thursday, November 2 to Saturday, November 4, 2023, for an unforgettable weekend filled with inspiration, innovation, and endless opportunities.

Pitch Competition Results.

In a record setting applicant pool our Eagles are flying high in National Pitch Competitions. 

  • Thomas Sear - Bite Belt - Top 8 Finalist
  • Matthew Woodman - Nix Labs - Top 25 Semi-Finalist
  • Quay Longs and Jamaree Jones - Strive Hall - Top 100 Quarter-Finalist
  • Serenity Lumpkin - Korembi - Top 100 Quarter-Finalist
  • Kaleb Gerald - Vibes - Top 100 Quarter-Finalist
  • Aaron Kirk - Captain Aquatics - Top 100 Quarter-Finalist
Abraham Joesph Attending 2023 CEO Global Conference

Attending the conference, despite not being a entrepreneurship major, was a phenomenal experience for me. I had the opportunity to connect with individuals who are passionate about their careers, goals, and ambitions, which left me feeling inspired. Talking to people from every age of life and different academic backgrounds helped me gain new perspectives. The keynote speakers also shared valuable insights that will aid me in kickstarting my own businesses. This conference and CEO club is an excellent opportunity for anyone, regardless of their major or business goals. It offers a chance to connect with growth-oriented students on campus and across the United States who possess a "can-do" attitude. Being around such individuals has truly transformed my mindset for the better, and I believe it can do the same for others.”

Abraham Joseph

Psychology Major

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