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E+I External Competitions

Before applying to any of the below competitions, contact Prof. Yvonne English at [email protected] for advice and coaching.

Coming Up

Future Founders U.Pitch

A prestigious national elevator pitch competition where top collegiate founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.

Applications for U.Pitch 2020 are now open! This year’s event will be 100% virtual. Consult the website to apply and the Contestant Handbook for important details regarding dates and eligibility. 

Applications are due by 11:59PM CT on September 30.

For more information, please visit the Future Founders U.Pitch Competition website. Should you choose to enter, please let Professor English know as the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation can assist you in the process. Good luck!

CEO Global Pitch Competition

Registration Deadline: Sept. 24, 2020

Could you use a $15,000 startup investment? Are you a college student with a business or the next big idea? Join @Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization for their first ever Virtual Global Pitch Competition! Compete among hundreds of other student ventures for a chance at $15,000 in seed funding! Learn more and apply here.

Baylor New Venture

 

A Transformative Experience

The John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will host the tenth annual Baylor New Venture Competition on March 25-27, 2021 at Baylor University’s Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. This business plan and elevator pitch competition showcases collegiate entrepreneurs from across the globe. The competition provides participants with personal and professional development through:

  • industry-specific mentorship towards sustainable business plans
  • exclusive access to accomplished experts and fellow innovators
  • a chance to compete for over $250,000 in cash prizes and vital resources

Deadline:  November 1, 2020, 23:59:59 CST

  

For more information, please visit the Baylor New Venture Competition websiteShould you choose to enter, please let Professor English know, as the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation can assist you in the process. Good luck!

Duquesne University New Venture Challenge

 

 

 

Duquesne University New Venture Challenge is a three-stage business plan competition open to anyone in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. They encourage submissions of technology companies and general business ideas, with emphasis on job-creating concepts after COVID-19 subsides.  Entrants should submit a short description of their business idea along with a one-minute video pitch. $5K in cash prizes.  DNVC Committee selects up to 20 semi-finalist teams to advance to Stage II.  Cash and service prizes valued at over $100,000.

Deadline:  November 13, 2020

For more information, please visit the Duquesne University New Venture Challenge website. Should you choose to enter, please let Professor English know as the Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation can assist you in the process. Good luck!

Before applying to any of the above competitions, contact Prof. Yvonne English at [email protected] for advice and coaching.