BUT $10,000 CAN!*
*The $10,000 is the grand prize for MavsChallenge and will not be awarded on February 23rd. Top 2 winners of PitchUTA will receive an interactive SXSW registration.
#Pitch UTA brings UTA’s budding entrepreneurs together on one stage to compete for the coveted MavsChallenge, a $10,000 prize, and the attention of media and investors. The judges include top venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and previous winners including VR Now, FADE, and many more. Participation is free and open to any UTA student. Apply now!
#Pitch UTA will enable you to network with other early-stage companies, investors, and other talented individuals from the UTA community. Also, learn more about UTA’s entrepreneurial programs, events and opportunities such as UTA Entrepreneur Society, EpicMavs, Startup Arlington, and much more. Take this chance to collaborate with top entrepreneurs to expedite your own entrepreneurial endeavors.
#Pitch UTA invites top infleuncers and change drivers from the DFW community to create a master-mind environment. Share the space and connect with influential judges, venture capitalists and investors to learn from their perosnal experience on how to turn an idea into a business, acquire funding and grow your personal wealth. Be there at 5PM to start networking with juges, VCs, investors and some surpise guests!
The #PitchUTA Elevator Pitch Competition is produced by Agni and is hosted by the College of Business at UT Arlington. The competition gives participants two minutes to convey the value of their business venture to a panel of judges.
Prizes in Each Category
- 1st Place – One Interactive SXSW Registration + Finalist for $10,000 MavsChallenge
- 2nd Place One Interactive SXSW Registration + Finalist for $10,000 MavsChallenge
- 3rd Place – Finalist for $10,000 MavsChallenge
- 4th Place – Finalist for $10,000 MavsChallenge
- 5th Place – Finalist for $10,000 MavsChallenge
Top 5 finalists will receive coaching and mentorship from TechFW
Competition Guidelines & Eligibility
- The competition is open to teams or individuals. Only one individual will be allowed to pitch for each team.
- No visual aid will be available to the participants. Only a mic and 120 seconds to pitch!
- At least one team member in the undergraduate division must be currently enrolled in a class at UTA.
What is an Elevator Pitch?
An elevator pitch is a concise and well-practiced description of a business venture that you would deliver if you found yourself in an elevator with a potential investor. In 2 minutes, your pitch should describe the following:
- Product or Service
- Market and its size
- Competitive Advantage
- Plan to make money
- Leadership Team
The judging panel consists of experienced entrepreneurs and business experts. All judges have experience in, or exposure to, successful innovative businesses, early-stage technology development process and understand the research, development, and business-formation challenges faced by different types of businesses.
Join us for the very first #Pitch UTA Elevator Pitch Competition
Friday, February 23 2018 at 5PM in the Lone Star Auditorium, MAC.
Awards ceremony will immediately follow the competition at the Lone Star Auditorium.