5th Annual B.E.A.T. Student Pitch Competition

5th Annual B.E.A.T. Student Pitch Competition Flyer

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Apply today for the Student Pitch Competition at the 5th Annual B.E.A.T. (Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay) event on November 15, 2017. B.E.A.T. is an annual event that supports the entrepreneurial ecosystem through a showcase of innovative start-ups, educational programming, and opportunities to pitch for capital.

The Student Pitch Competition, offered in collaboration with BioFlorida, provides student 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 B.E.A.T. attendees.

Not a student? Click here to learn more about the B.E.A.T. Pitch Competition!


Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Tampa Bay area university or college and have an established startup.

To apply:

Send your pitch deck to Alissa Costabile ( by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Pitch deck should include:

Sample Pitch Deck (PDF)