E+I External Competitions
Before applying to any of the below competitions, contact Prof. Yvonne English at [email protected] for advice and coaching.
Future Founders U.Pitch
A prestigious national elevator pitch competition where top collegiate founders showcase business ideas to accomplished entrepreneurs and investors.
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 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!
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!