The competition is open to current students and GOLD alumni (2010-19).
Ready to pitch? Send a 2-minute video briefly outlining your concept. Share your video with Shauna Hirshfield via YouTube at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit your video is February 23, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. All videos should begin with “My name is [FIRST] [LAST], Class of [YEAR], and this is my pitch.” Teams are welcome, just be sure that all team members are identified as above and you indicate who the contact will be for the team.
What happens after you submit your video?
- Get matched with a Hamilton entrepreneur and receive mentoring. (Mar 5-19)
- Submit your final business plan. (Mar 26)
- Finalists selected by Hamilton alumni panel. (Apr 10)
- Selected finalists compete for the big prizes in New York. (Apr 17)
Not interested in competing? Stay tuned for an invitation to attend the competition or watch via live stream. Direct questions to the Office of Alumni Relations at 866-729-0319 or email@example.com.
H.E.A.T. Wins Pitch Competition
Three Hamilton students who developed a Home Energy Assessment Tool (H.E.A.T.) won the grand prize at the eighth annual Pitch Competition. The team of Anna Mowat ’18, Ash Kahn ’17 and Leo Kell ’17 generated an algorithm, accessible by smartphone app, with a 90% accuracy rate. The formula helps homeowners reduce their energy bill without hiring inspectors.
Pitch Competition Propelled Matlick ’17 to Bigger Win
Sam Matlick’s first place win in the college’s fourth annual pitch competition in October 2013 was impressive, but it pales when compared with his first place finish in the Salt City Shark Tank, the YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/World Presidents Organization) state-wide competition.