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.

Why Compete?


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 2020

Event Date
Applications Open Online Monday, February 12, 2020
Application Deadline Sunday, March 1, 2020
Finalists Notified & Confirmed Friday, March 6, 2020
Finalists Announced Publicly Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Professional Pitch Coaching for all Finalists TBD
Aggie PITCH (Competition Day) Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Aggie PITCH Important Documents




Any Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions are covered on page 8-9 of the Student Competition Handbook. Or you can contact us at