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Pitch & Pizza 2018-19 (part of the New Venture Competition)

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Have an idea you're ready to transform into reality? Want to hear ideas from fellow BU Terriers? Join us for Pitch & Pizza, the first round in Innovate@BU's New Venture Competition!

The annual New Venture Competition (NVC) is a multi-round pitch competition that gives early-stage startups a chance to win up to $18,000! The NVC is appropriate for ventures of any kind including tech, consumer, creative, or social impact.

The NVC runs two parallel tracks:

  • Tech ideas: Businesses whose primary motive is profits includes for-profit products/services, media, fintech, medtech, etc. (*Note: This could include creative/arts ideas.)

  • Social impact ideas: Businesses whose primary motive is social impact and includes not for profits. (*Note: This could include creative/arts ideas.)

**Interested in pitching at an upcoming Pitch & Pizza? Apply here!**



How Pitch&Pizza works:

Current students get 60 seconds to pitch your idea (no slides!) to a panel of judges and community audience! At each Pitch & Pizza, three winning teams will be determined by the judges and move on to Round 2.

*Note: In order to pitch at Pitch & Pizza, you must attend one Monthly Idea Night.

Pitch & Pizza is held six times (fall and spring semester):

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5-7pm – TECH IDEAS

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5-7pm – SOCIAL IMPACT IDEAS

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5-7pm – TECH IDEAS

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5-7pm – SOCIAL IMPACT IDEAS

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5-7pm – TECH IDEAS

  • Thursday, March 7, 2018, 5-7pm – SOCIAL IMPACT IDEAS

24 teams (12 from each track) will move on from Pitch & Pizza to the Semi-finals (Round 2).

RSVP & Applying to Pitch:

  • Want to get inspired by watching fellow BU Terriers pitch their ideas? Great! RSVP below so we make sure to order enough pizza!

  • Interested in pitching your idea? Great! Apply here!

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