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.)
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!