Spring Quick Pitch Competition

 2017 Spring Quick Pitch Competition Final Event

Registration is now open for the final event. Sign up to attend here!

Join the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) as we hold our 2017 Spring Quick Pitch Competition Final on Monday, April 24th from 4:30-6:30PM in the Jindal School of Management’s JSOM 1.508! 10 student finalists will go head-to-head and compete for 1st ($2,000), 2nd ($1,000), and 3rd ($500) places by presenting their business idea within 3 minutes using only 1 slide.

Applicants with a creative business solution to a pressing marketplace problem were asked to submit in a 500-word essay describing the problem, solution, value proposition, and market opportunity along with 1 slide. Ten finalists were chosen from the applicant pool to present at the final event.

Event Agenda:

Intro and Welcome Remarks                                                            4:30-4:45

Team Presentations (3min. pitch/3min. Q&A)                           4:45-5:45

Judges Deliberation & BXLP Remarks                                           5:45-6:00

Winners Announced/Conclusion & Networking                        6:00-6:30 

Final Teams Presenting:

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Sound n’ Case

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Guest judging panel will include:

  • Tobin Abraham, TripCase
  • Kenneth Akpati, My Campus Concierge LLC
  • Darlisa Diltz InDepth Consulting Services
  • Chad Montgomery, Brewvolution LLC
  • Prabhu Patil, PROLIM

There will be light snacks and refreshments available for attendees. 

For questions, please contact IIE Assistant Director, Tara Vornkahl: tara.vornkahl@utdallas.edu 

This is an open event but requires registration. Any off-campus visitors are responsible for their pay-by-space parking costs.


Here’s your chance to make your pitch!

Do you have a creative solution to a pressing problem? Then enter the 2017 IIE Spring Quick Pitch Competition today. Click here to apply! This competition is only open to current UTD students.


Submit a 500-word paragraph description (problem, solution, value proposition and market opportunity) and one slide. Click here for the application.

10 finalists will be selected from the application pool to pitch to a panel of judges for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place during the Quick Pitch Competition final event on Monday, April 24th from 4:30-6:30PM in JSOM 1.508.

All finalists will be invited to enroll in ENTP3320/6360 Startup Launch I in the fall to help launch their business.

Judging Criteria

Finalist will have 3 minutes and one slide to present their business concept followed by 3 minutes Q&A with the judging panel:

  • What is the problem?
  • What is the solution/product? (How do you solve the problem?)
  • What is your primary value proposition?
  • What does the market opportunity look like?


1st prize: $2,000
2nd prize: $1,000
3rd prize: $500

Key Dates

Application deadline: Monday, April 10th 2017
Finalists announced: Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Final event: Monday, April 24th 4:30-6:30PM

For more information, email Tara Vornkahl at tara.vornkahl@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-5959.