Spring Quick Pitch Competition

 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’s Davidson Auditorium.

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.