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The Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge is supported by some of the best local businesses you can imagine, each of them bringing a variety of software, hardware, mentors and more for you to engage with during the Challenge. The best entrepreneurs need the best tools. We'll set you up right. 

work alongside seasoned pros

Our sponsors, partners and mentors are not only knowledgeable in their businesses, they've been around the entrepreneurship block more than a few times. They know the ups and downs of the industry like the back of their hands, and they can pass that knowledge on to you. By participating in the BizTech Challenge, you can put yourself one step ahead of the competition as you begin your journey as an entrepreneur.

contribute to growing diverse talent

From the very beginning, The Bayou Classic BizTech Challenge has been about diversity. At its very core, the Challenge is meant to showcase talent specifically from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Diverse talent is something the world needs, and you can be an integral part of our push to grow that initiative.

see your ideas come to life

Entrepreneurs are idea people. We make the world a better place by thinking up solutions to complex problems and then bringing them to market. The BizTech Challenge is the perfect way for you to flesh out your team's best ideas and see them come to life. Along the way you'll receive feedback and guidance from our sponsors, partners and mentors, so you can see where your business idea needs work, and where it truly breaks the mold. 

begin your entrepreneurship journey

As college students, NOW is the time to begin your entrepreneurship journey, and what better way to start down that path than with a prize of up to $10,000? Your biggest and brightest ideas need to be shown to the world, but you can't do it alone. Five lucky teams will be chosen to showcase their innovations at the Bayou Classic. Will you and your team be among them?

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