A Districtwide Spring Break Accelerator and Pitch Competition for Maricopa Community College Students

The Big Pitch is a week-long student startup accelerator that takes place over Spring Break. This incredible week of fast-paced education will culminate with a high-stakes pitch competition and you're invited to come cheer them on! Join us in watching 10 of Maricopa's best and brightest students pitch their business idea for a chance to win up to $20K in cash and prizes.

Business Pitch Experience


Each participant learns how to deliver a winning pitch, getting lots of feedback along the way. As part of this year’s cohort, you’ll learn how to clearly and confidently share your message.

One-on-one Mentorship


All of The Big Pitch lessons are presented by subject matter experts, giving participants the opportunity to build connections with business professionals who can offer guidance during the week.

A Crash Course in Business


You’ll learn about launching and running a business in just one week, and can expect lots of fast-paced, information dense lessons based on the real-world experiences of our Subject Matter Experts. 

Big Pitch

Meet The 2020 Big Pitch Winner

Milene Kibler

Milene Kibler, Phoenix College student and the founder of Concordia Designs, LLC. Her lifelong passion for furniture led her on a journey from Mexico to the United States. After a career working in the industry in both countries, she was finally ready to launch her dream business. Concordia Designs, LLC specializes in furniture resale, focusing on handmade pieces from Mexico.