The Pitch Johnny Competition 2020 is open to all students at St. John’s University.
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? Enter now to gain practice essential to entrepreneurship and pitching innovations & a chance to win a cash prize
For the first time, Pitch Johnny goes Digital! The Pitch Johnny 2020 edition will 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 ambitions of innovations.
Students are pre-screened by a team of elite judges (entrepreneurs, faculty, alumni, etc) and they select a total of 6 pitches to move on into the popular vote.
Video pitches selected to go to the popular vote will be judged by an online popular vote during a 2 week period.
The Final 6 will compete in their division's final and their final placement will be selected by a combination of online popular vote (round 2) and the final judge panel (Round 3).
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.
Click here to view how to create the perfect pitch!