ARE YOU READY TO #PITCHTEXAS?
MBA pitch competition - March 15th, 2017 @ SXSW
Applications are closed! Finalists will be announced by December 30th!
See below for all of the important PitchTX 2017 dates!
December 16th, 2016 by 5PM (EST)
December 30th, 2016 by 5PM (EST)
8 AM - 11 AM March 15th, 2017
12 PM - 2 PM March 15th, 2017
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
The University of Texas McCombs School of Business & Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship proudly invite you to compete in the 4th annual SXSW Startup Pitch Competition!
The best MBA 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, December 15th, and we will notify our top 16 applicants by 5PM on December 30th.
Applications are due by 5PM on December 16th, with the following restrictions:
- Submissions must be made by a current MBA student who is on the founding or executive team of the startup
- At least one, but no more than two MBA students / founders must be present at the competition in Austin on March 15th 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: 4 minutes, Q&A: 5 minutes, Feedback: 5 minutes
Finals: 4 minute presentation (hard cut-off) with 4 minute Q&A
During check-in, we will have each team draw to see which room and time your presentation will be. One team from each room will advance to the final round. We will use the same drawing system for the finalists to determine the order they present.
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