What is Aggie Pitch?
Aggie Pitch is designed to help us identify the best startup pitchers across campus, encouraging all Texas A&M students to explore entrepreneurship and learn how to deliver your business concept in the most compelling fashion. Aggie Pitch offers cash prizes to help you further develop your business – but more importantly – Aggie Pitch offers you the chance to showcase your business idea and potentially be considered for additional business plan/pitch competitions across the nation. Many of these established competitions (e.g., S.E.C. Student Pitch Competition, Rice Business Plan Competition, Baylor New Ventures Competition, etc.) invite the McFerrin Center to submit Texas A&M’s best student team for their competitions, so we’re looking for the best of the best to emerge from Aggie Pitch!
All current Texas A&M students (including branch campus & A&M System Schools) are encouraged to create and submit their business concept & plan via online application. After applications have been submitted, the McFerrin Center will invite judges with entrepreneurial expertise to review and score the online entries. Finalists will be selected and privately invited to pitch their concept & plan at the Aggie Pitch event on April 20, 2018 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, 2018|
|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