7th Annual BEAT Pitch Competition


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Deadline: 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

The Pitch Competition provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their companies to venture capitalists and other investors. This competition features two rounds: a preliminary round and a final round. In the preliminary round, selected companies deliver a closed-door pitch for a spot in the Top Three. In the final round, companies will pitch before a panel of investors, capitalists, and BEAT attendees. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a $500 cash prize.


You must be entrepreneur with an established high-tech or life science startup. It is preferable that you also be an active member of an incubator or accelerator in the Tampa Bay area (e.g. USF Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, Tampa Bay Wave, Pasco SmartStart, etc.), or a BioFlorida member.

Pitch deck should include:

  • Description of management team
  • Description of your service or product
  • Your industry
  • Your target market and market size
  • Have you received any funding in the last year?
  • Are you generating revenue?
  • Why is your business unique?

Sample Pitch Deck (PDF)

Are you a student? Click here to learn more about the BEAT Student Pitch Competition!

The 7th Annual BEAT (Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay) is a collaborative event for companies actively engaged in established startups across the Tampa Bay area. The event supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a showcase of innovative start-ups, educational programming, and opportunities to pitch for capital.

Event date: November 20, 2019

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