See below for all of the important PitchTexas 2018 dates!
January 15, 2018 by 5PM (CST)
January 22, 2018 by 5PM (CST)
9:00-11:00AM March 14, 2018
12:30-1:30PM March 14, 2018
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, and Texas MSTC proudly invite you to compete in the 5th annual SXSW Startup Pitch Competition!
The best Graduate startups from across the US will compete against each other for bragging rights and up to $10K in prizes. On the day of the competition, teams will pitch their startup and field questions from investors and entrepreneurs from the Austin community.
Applications are due by 5 PM, January 15th, and we will notify our top 16 applicants by 5 PM on January 22nd.
Applications are due by 5 PM on January 15th, with the following restrictions:
- Submissions must be made by a current graduate student who is on the founding or executive team of the startup
- At least one, but no more than two students / founders must be present at the competition in Austin to compete
- Startups with over $500K in previous funding will not be considered for the competition
Notice: This schedule may be subject to change.
Presentation Requirements & Format:
Prelims: Presentation: 5 minutes, Q&A: 5 minutes, Feedback: 5 minutes
Finals: 5 minute presentation (hard cut-off) with 5 minute Q&A
During check-in, we will randomly assign each team a room and time for the presentation . One team from each room will advance to the final round.
The first place, second place, and third place teams will walk away with cash prizes. Finalists will also benefit from exposure at the official event during SXSW's Startup Village track.
Special thanks to our event partners!
Herb Kelleher Center
UT Alumni Endowed Excellence Fund
UT MS Technology Commercialization
Check out the winners from
1st Prize - NewsCart
2nd Prize - Surface Mod
3rd Prize - SwiftTag Systems