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University Startup Pitch - Deadline coming up soon

  • 1.  University Startup Pitch - Deadline coming up soon

    Posted 01-18-2022 11:24

    Dear Colleagues 

    May I please request you to promote this Free startup pitch competition. Thanks in advance.

    Mahesh P. Joshi

    A Free University/College Pitch Competition for Student Startups


    Do you know any college students who are working to create their own startups? If so, I request you to please forward this to any student teams that you think can benefit from the experience. Please visit for more information about the program at:  TiEDC University Program


    TiE DC is pleased to announce the second  TiE DC University PitchFest for college/university students across Washington DC, Maryland & Virginia (DC, MD and VA-  Also teams from PA, DE and WV are welcome)). This is a FREE competition for students. Three teams will win cash prizes for participating and winning: 1st Prize $5,000, 2nd Prize $3,000, and 3rd  Prize $2,000. A special prize ($2,500) is being sponsored to focus on doing business with Governmental agencies in the USA (Local/State/Federal). Last year, in the inaugural competition, we had 104 Students (44 teams) participating from 17 Universities and not only three teams won cash prizes additionally 6 teams received grants to develop their business ideas.


    The pitch competition offers:

    ·       Mentoring and coaching from the network of TiE DC and other successful entrepreneurs

    ·       Access to capital from investors and network of TiEDC as well as TiE Global

    ·       The TiE DC winner will participate in the TiE Global competition

    ·       Pitch submission Deadline: January 31, 2022

    ·       PitchFest will be held on March 26, 2022 (Saturday from 3 to 5 pm EST - in person)

    ·       Open to Current students from Colleges/Universities & recent graduates from 2020 and 2021

    ·       Link for application submission: APPLY HERE


    Thanks for helping us promote this competition.




    On behalf of the TiEDC PitchFest Organizing Committee

    Ravi Puli (ravi.puli@isgit.com) Co-Founder of TiEDC University Program

    Mahesh P. Joshi (mpjgmu@gmail.com) Co-Founder of TiEDC University Program


    About TiE DC Chapter: 


    TiE DC is the regional chapter of TiE*, founded in 2000, a recognized leader in promoting entrepreneurship in the region extending throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. TiE DC passionately believes entrepreneurship is the key to economic development and has put forward a bold agenda to expand the base of entrepreneurs, surface new business opportunities by industry sector/emerging platforms and enhance management. TiE DC is committed to diversity and inclusion.

    *TiE  "The Indus Entrepreneurs," was founded in 1992 by Silicon Valley-based technology entrepreneurs. TiE has 60 plus chapters across 17 countries. 

    Thanks and warm regards, 

    Mahesh P. Joshi Ph.D.

    Academic ...Entrepreneur ... Consultant
    Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    Academic Director of Chief Risk Officer - CRO Program, Executive Education
    School of Business - George Mason University 
    official email: mpjoshi@gmu.edu, personal email: mpjgmu@gmail.com
    TiE DC Chapter - Board Member 
    Inventor: BiggieBills -Interactive Strategy Game (https://biggiebills.com/)