7th Annual BEAT Student Pitch Competition

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

The Student Pitch Competition 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 BEAT attendees. The winner of the pitch competition will receive a $500 cash prize.


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

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)

Not a student? Click here to learn more about the Biotech BEAT Pitch Competition!

The 7th Annual BEAT (Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay) is a collaborative event for companies actively engaged in established startups across the TampaBay 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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