The Fast Pitch Competition is a Northern Illinois University entrepreneurial competition held once a year. Out of 30 companies, DaVinci Industries finished in the top 8 finalists.

First Place & People’s Choice

Also, known as the Entrepreneurial Bridge in Austin, Minnesota. Within the competition, there were ten of Minnesota’s best student entrepreneurs there. Each team was allowed to give a three-minute pitch of their company for a chance to win 5,000 dollars. DaVinci Industries won both the People’s Choice Award and first in the competition.


The Minnesota Cup is the largest startup competition in the United States. Housed by Minnesota University-Carlson School of Management. Da Vinci Industries was a semifinalist in its student division of the competition. Beating out several hundred other companies for this honor.

First Place

The Ole Cup is exclusive to St, Olaf College students. This rigorous competition had twelve of St. Olaf best entrepreneurs pitch their company to a panel of judges to decide who had the best company and a chance to win 10,000 dollars. DaVinci Industries placing first among them.

The Finstad Grant was the first Entrepreneurial Competition that Davinci Industries ever won. Completing with 15 other St. Olaf Companies Davinci Industries was one of three companies to win 3,000 dollars worth of funding.