Published on September 7, 2023 by Morgan Black
Samford University will partner with Cedarworks Inc. to present the 10th annual Lions Den pitch competition aimed toward advancing the Kingdom through Business-as-Mission (BAM). The 2023 main event will be held Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Over the last nine years, Samford has hosted the event on campus. Due to student enrollment growth and decreased capacity on campus, new Lions Den partner, Highlands College, will serve as the 2023 host site.
Since its inception in Birmingham in 2014, the event has welcomed a diverse community of entrepreneurs from around the world. The 2023 Shark Tank-style event will feature three Business-as-Mission companies presenting their business plans to a live audience and a judging panel of “lions” seeking capital, resources and exposure.
Samford students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Learn more and purchase tickets for this year’s event below.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.