LFCOB Pitch Contest Application Deadline Feb. 3, 2023, 5 p.m.

Last Chance to Apply for the Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB) Pitch Contest!

Do you have an innovative business idea? Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB) students with a cutting-edge business concept or a startup are invited to apply for our LFCoB Pitch Contest. We welcome any stage of entrepreneurial ideas related to sustainability – from the ideation phase to ready for angels and seed!

Students can apply now for a chance to win cash prizes! 

The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5 p.m. (PT).

Selected students will pitch their idea to a panel of industry experts at the second annual Lam Family College of Business Pitch Contest on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 2–4 p.m.

Visit the event page to learn more and apply now.

All are welcomed to join us on Zoom to watch students pitch their ideas at the LFCoB Pitch Contest on Friday, February 10th, from 2–4 p.m.  Please register in advance to receive an email with the Zoom link.


For Future Students:


Fri, February 10, 02:00 pm
Fri, February 10, 05:30 pm
Hybrid Event: Join on Zoom or at SF State Downtown Campus
Thu, February 23, 04:00 pm
The Vista Room, Burk Hall, Room 401
Fri, February 24, 09:00 am
In-person and online
Fri, March 03, 01:00 pm
Online - Zoom


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Susan Cholette, Ph.D.

Professor of Decision Sciences
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Lam-Larsen Distinguished Teaching Professor 2021-2023

Decision Sciences Professor Susan Cholette’s early career was industry-focused — her research background in building large scale economic models that tracked greenhouse gas emissions and her desire to stay rooted in the Bay Area led to positions in supply chain consulting and project management. Through a stroke of luck, Cholette was presented with an opportunity to work in academia. Today, after two decades as a professor, she still brings her industry experiences into the classroom as a powerful tool for teaching students to build skills in forecasting, inventory management, and more.

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