What is Aggie PITCH?
Aggie PITCH wants to find the best student business pitch at Texas A&M. From tech startups to creative new gadgets we want to know which Aggie student has what it takes to claim the McFerrin Cup.
The winner of Aggie PITCH will take home cash prizes and the highly coveted McFerrin Cup. In addition, students who compete in Aggie PITCH can become eligible for additional business plan/pitch competitions across the nation. Each year the McFerrin Center sends student teams to major competitions such as the S.E.C. Student Pitch Competition, Rice Business Plan Competition, and Baylor New Ventures Competition. We only send the best of the best to represent Texas A&M, and Aggie PITCH helps us identify student teams who can compete on a national platform.
All current Texas A&M students (including branch campus & A&M System Schools) are encouraged to submit their business concept & plan. Competition finalists will be selected and privately invited to pitch their concept & plan at Aggie PITCH on April 2, 2019 to be evaluated and scored by a panel of prestigious entrepreneur/investor judges.
$50,000 IN CASH PRIZES AWARDED
Finalists will compete for a portion of the largest prize pool ever offered in an entrepreneurial business pitch competition at Texas A&M University. These awards will be cash prizes awarded to the individual participants listed for each winning team. They are non-equity, non-ownership cash awards, to be paid through each student’s Texas A&M account. Student awardees must be in good financial standing with the university, and are encouraged to utilize these funds in a manner consistent with their entrepreneurial goals.
Who is Eligible to Compete?
Any registered student at a Texas A&M System University is eligible to compete. A list of those universities can be found here. For all other information on Eligibility Criteria, view page 4 of the Student Competition Handbook.
Aggie PITCH Important Dates- Spring 2019
|Applications Open Online||Monday, February 4, 2019|
|Application Deadline||Friday, February 22, 2019|
|Finalists Notified & Confirmed||Monday, March 4, 2019|
|Finalists Announced Publicly||Monday, March 18, 2019|
|Professional Pitch Coaching for all Finalists|
|Aggie PITCH (Competition Day)||Tuesday, April 2, 2019|
Aggie PITCH Important Documents
2018 Aggie PITCH Winners
- First Place: Ryan Springer ’18, Grace Tsai ’16; Bezoar Laboratories
- Second Place: Daniel Browne ’17; Botryonyx LLC
- Third Place: Danial Kordi ’18; SafeSpace Metal Detector
- Fourth Place: Michael Batsell ’17, Ian Cash ’17, Andres Crucetta Nieto ’17, Mozheng Hu ’18, Sara Van Kalker ’18; Swing Sleeve
- Fifth Place: Ram Panda ’21, Jessica Skrobarczyk ’17, Nathan Tupa ’21, Anthony Vazhapilly ’19; teachr.com