Aggie PITCH 2021 Prize Winners

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Current Student Full Pitch:
1st Place Winner | Phage Biosciences | Lila Ross ’20, ’21
2nd Place Winner | AI-Ris | Uthej Vattipalli ’22
3rd Place Winner | Olera, Inc. | Logan DuBose ’22

Former Student Full Pitch:
1st Place Winner | Datalogz | Logan Havern ’19
2nd Place Winner | HelioWave Technologies LLC | Adrian Guzman ’08, ’12, ’19
3rd Place Winner | Divergene | Paola Correa, PhD ’15

Elevator Pitch:
1st Place Winner | Real Rejuvenations LLC | R’riel Smith ’20
2nd Place Winner | Lazarus | Ben Omonira ’20
3rd Place Winner | Exosphere Fitness | Connor Pogue ’16, ’18

What is Aggie PITCH?

Aggie PITCH is the only university-wide business plan pitch competition at Texas A&M. This high-energy contest serves as a platform to display the exceptional startups currently being developed by Texas A&M current and Former students. Ventures that compete at Aggie PITCH receive excellent exposure to possible investors, mentors, partners, and more. In addition, Aggie PITCH serves as a networking event that allows Aggie entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, current students, and former students to gather together to make connections and support one another as entrepreneurs. Startups from all industries are invited to compete at Aggie PITCH! Whether you’re launching a fintech venture or have invented an exciting new consumer product, if you’re a startup founder then don’t miss your chance to compete at Aggie PITCH.

Each year, Aggie PITCH awards thousands of dollars in prize money to competition winners. In addition, ventures that compete at Aggie PITCH are automatically admitted into an exclusive group of startup founders who are eligible to represent Texas A&M University at national and global entrepreneurial competitions.

New in 2021, Aggie PITCH will feature three competition options – Full Pitches for current students, Full Pitches for Former students and Elevator Pitches. All current and Former Texas A&M students (including branch campus & A&M System schools) are encouraged to create and submit their business concept/plan via online application. To learn more about if you meet the requirements of Aggie PITCH please review the competition handbook.

Aggie PITCH is open to the public and we invite you to join us on competition day to watch the pitches, build your network by connecting with members of the Aggie entrepreneurial ecosystem, and enjoy the environment and energy that is always present at such an exciting event.

Dates for 2022 TBD

Why Compete?


Aggie PITCH is designed to act as a springboard for entrepreneurs with an early-stage startup venture. Competition winners are awarded cash prizes from the largest prize pool ever offered in an entrepreneurial business pitch competition at Texas A&M University. In addition, Aggie PITCH puts your startup in front of the McFerrin Center network and the Aggie entrepreneurial ecosystem so you can connect with potential mentors, advisors, service providers, investors, and other valuable resources that your startup needs in order to be successful. Aggie PITCH also allows competitors to practice and refine their pitch/presentation skills which are valuable when approaching banks or investors for additional funding.

Who Can Compete?

Any current or Former student registered 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 Competition Handbook.