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WHAT  |  FOR WHOM  |  RULES  |  PRIZES  |  ORGANIZERSTIMELINES  | CONTACT

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Welcome to Georgia’s pitch competition for college students

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PITCH AT LOCAL COLLEGE
STATEWIDE PITCH COMPETITION 

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Supporting Georgia's University Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Innov8GA is a coalition of 15+ Georgia college & university entrepreneurship departments. Together, we work to support our state's young entrepreneurs with programming, mentorship, and events, led by faculty and staff, together with catalyst organizations in the ecosystem.

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2024 Pitch Competition
A pitch competition for students from Georgia colleges. Open to idea-stage and early-stage teams.

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Eligibility to Apply

At least one member of the team must be a current college student enrolled at a Georgia-based higher ed institution, or a recent graduate from 2023 or later.

Teams should not have accepted more than $100,000 in grants/prizes or have more than $250,000 annual revenue / $20,000 monthly revenue.  Such teams will be provided other opportunities which are under construction to be announced in Q2 2024.

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Team Composition

Teams can consist of 1-6 members, and these members can be at any level of college studies.

Pitching

Each team has 12 minutes to pitch and address Q&A from the judges.

7 minutes pitch, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A by the judges.

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Judging Criteria

Prizes & Awards

Cash Prizes worth $20,000

In-kind Awards

$15,000

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Organizers

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Recha R. Reid

Associate Director, Entrepreneurship
and Innovation Institute Georgia State University

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Eric Ensor

CEO
Built Smart Networks, LLC

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Bob Pinckney

Director - Entrepreneurship
University of Georgia

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Dr Renata Elad

Academic Dean - Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural College

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Savannah Bock

Program Manager - Plug and
Play Tech Center

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Dr Paul Lopez

Co-Founder and Partner
11-11 Ventures

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Timeline

1 March

Application submissions due online

February+March

Pitch prep and competition at your local college

20 March

Winner selected by local college for statewide competition

31 March

Virtual workshop on "The Art & Science of Pitching"

3 April

Documents due for judges’ pre-scoring for statewide Finals 

9 April

Judges’ document pre-scoring completed for statewide Finals

9 April

Final pitch presentations due for statewide Finals

11 April (PM)

Pitch Day in Athens GA for winners of local college competitions

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