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 are 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 in June of 2020.
MORE CASH PRIZES THAN EVER BEFORE!
You can win $10,000 in just 5 minutes. 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.
Aggie PITCH Important Dates
|Applications Open Online||Monday, February 17||Midnight||Online|
|Aggie PITCH Informational||Wednesday, February 19||5:30 p.m.||Startup Aggieland|
|Application Deadline||Friday, March 6||11:59 p.m.||Online|
|Finalists Notified||Week of March 30|
|Finalists Confirmed||Monday, May 11|
|Finalists Announced Publicly||Monday, June 1|
|Virtual Elevator Pitch Coaching Session for Elevator Pitch Finalists||Week of June 1||Online|
|Virtual Professional Pitch Coaching for Full Pitch Finalists||Week of June 1||Online|
|Aggie PITCH (Competition Day)||June 2020||6 p.m.||Startup Aggieland|
Who Can 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 please refer to the Student Competition Handbook.