Springboard contestant discusses business idea with expo attendee.


Springboard gives students hands-on experience of moving from an idea to actually launching a new venture.

Springboard Elevator Pitch

Each fall, the Griggs Center hosts an elevator pitch competition allowing teams of students to present their business concepts in a brief presentation to a panel of expert judges.


Springboard Ideas Challenge

Each spring, the Griggs Center hosts a mini-business plan competition with the goal of providing aspiring entrepreneurs at ACU and in Abilene and the surrounding West Texas region an opportunity to get their business up and running with significant cash and in-kind prizes.

Springboard Accelerator

Students who are ready to launch a new venture can take advantage of free office space, mentoring, professional services and more benefits in our on-campus eHub facility to assist them.

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Springboard Ideas Challenge
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