The 2020 Competition has concluded. Thank you everyone who has contributed to the success of this years competition. A recap of the final round can be found below.
Do you have an interest in entrepreneurship? Or an innovative idea you want to pitch? What about a problem to solve? Want to hear feedback and network with industry professionals who own and operate businesses? The Pitch Johnny Competition is the competition for you!
For the first time, Pitch Johnny went Digital! The Pitch Johnny 2020 edition was be the first time in the history of the program where the entire competition goes digital. This year we will be presenting a different type of competition, where students will have to develop video style pitches and compete over the course of an entire semester for a chance to earn seed money to start and grow their innovations.
The Final 6 competed in their division's final and their final placement was be selected by a combination of the online popular vote (round 2) and the final judge panel (Round 3).
Watch the final round here:
Steve Farella ‘77SVCLarry Dunn ‘79SVCJenny AlonzoNick PlakorisProfessor John SwanProfessor Neil Feinstein Professor John LinProfessor William Reisel, Ph.D.
Moderator: Luca Iandoli, Ph.D.
(Formerly Not-for-Profit Division)
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $250
Students with further questions about Pitch Johnny please contact:
Kevin James or Christine Munch
St. Augustine Hall, Second Floor[email protected]
For further questions about judging or sponsoring Pitch Johnny please contact:
St. Augustine Hall, 2-136[email protected]
You are welcome to, and definitely not limited to, view the following links for tips on pitching your innovative idea.
How to Pitch your Great Idea
What Every Pitch Presentation Must Have
Barclays UK: Make your Pitch Perfect – The Elevator Pitch
USA TODAY: 10 Tips for Making the Perfect Pitch
Elevator Pitch Examples with Chris Westfall
Click here to view the Pitch Johnny rules and format.