U.Pitch brings together the best students from a cross-section of universities in this ultimate national elevator pitch competition. In just 90 seconds, students can pitch their way toward a prize pool of $10,000! They also get the opportunity to showcase their idea or startup in front of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and other students from the entrepreneurial community.
WANT TO APPLY FOR U.PITCH 2017?
The Fourth Annual U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition and Showcase will take place on November 11, 2017 in Chicago! Interested in applying? Applications will open in late summer, but you can submit your information here and we will make sure you are one of the first to know when applications open!
REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
U.Pitch applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled as a college student or have graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program within the past six months
- Have started a company OR simply have an idea to start a company (must be a for-profit venture and headquartered in the United States)
- Have prepared a brief (140 characters or less) description of your idea
- Be ready with a link to a 90-second pitch video of you explaining your idea (YouTube or Vimeo)
*Note: Current or former members of the Future Founders Fellowship (or companies represented by members) are not eligible to compete in U.Pitch. Other finalists from previous years’ competitions may compete, but only with a different business/idea than used previously.
For complete competition details, check out the 2016 Participant Handbook.