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.

Why Compete?


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 OnlineMonday, February 17MidnightOnline
Aggie PITCH InformationalWednesday, February 195:30 p.m.Startup Aggieland
Application DeadlineFriday, March 611:59 p.m.Online
Finalists NotifiedWeek of March 30
Finalists ConfirmedMonday, May 11
Finalists Announced PubliclyMonday, June 1
Virtual Elevator Pitch Coaching Session for Elevator Pitch FinalistsWeek of June 1Online
Virtual Professional Pitch Coaching for Full Pitch FinalistsWeek of June 1Online
Aggie PITCH (Competition Day)June 20206 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.