The Office of Innovation founded Zuventurez to raise up entrepreneurs and startup founders across Azusa Pacific University’s community and help them launch Kingdom-focused ventures. Each member of our team plays a vital role in equipping these young entrepreneurs with the resources, connections, and tools to walk them through each stage of their business pursuits. Learn more.

PITCH Program

Zuventurez invites all entrepreneurial-minded individuals from every major at APU to take part in a free series of entrepreneurial training workshops designed to mentor, coach, and equip students, alumni, faculty, and staff as they launch their ideas into businesses. These workshops build toward Zuventurez PITCH, a startup pitch competition in which individuals and teams pitch their ideas to startup founders, angel investors, and top-level professionals while competing for the chance to win cash prizes worth up to $30,000.

Our workshops are designed to meet the needs of PITCH participants. Each workshop is focused on a specific topic that brings a business idea to fruition. The eight topics discussed in our workshops include:

  • Discovering Your Why
  • Finding Your Problem and Solution
  • Learning to Tell a Better Story
  • Knowing Your Marketplace
  • Finding Your Customers
  • Pricing Your Product
  • Impressing Your Investors
  • Refining Your Pitch Deck