Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced the 20 semifinalists for its 8th Annual U.Pitch National Collegiate Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase.
U.Pitch brings together the top collegiate entrepreneurs from universities across the country for the ultimate elevator pitch competition. Finalists will compete for a share of a $10,000 prize pool by pitching to a panel of judges comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors. This year’s FREE virtual event will stream live globally on Wednesday, November 10 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm CT.
You can register for this free event here: http://bit.ly/upitch2021.
In addition to having a front row seat to all the action, guests at this year’s U.Pitch will be able to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, an additional cash prize given to the semifinalist with the most audience votes. You can learn more about this award and see the pitches that landed these entrepreneurs a spot in the competition by visiting www.u-pitch.com.
“Now more than ever, our country is depending on the creativity and problem solving abilities possessed by young entrepreneurs like these 20 semifinalists,” said Scott Issen, President & CEO, Future Founders. “After the success of our 100% virtual U.Pitch 2020 competition, we’re excited to bring back this format for 2021, and look forward to engaging a record number of contestants, judges, and attendees with this year’s event.”
U.Pitch begins with a private semifinals round where contestant pitches are evaluated by four different groups of judges, with the five top entrepreneurs moving on to the finals round. During the finals, contestants will have 90 seconds to pitch their business ideas and additional time to field questions from our distinguished judges. The full list of judges for the event will be released in the coming weeks.
Previous U.Pitch winners include Zūk Fitness, Mi Terro, Quevos, SnapClips, SwineTech, Inc., Seed Slide, and Sokowatch.
Congratulations to the 2021 U.Pitch Semifinalists!
In addition to the competition, all U.Pitch semifinalists will participate in a virtual networking event where guests can engage with these talented young entrepreneurs and learn more about their ideas and businesses.
U.Pitch is one of the opportunities Future Founders offers to support aspiring and existing 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs. This work is generously supported by Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Capital One, Keywell Foundation, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, and J.Freeman Foundation.
Join us on Wednesday, November 10 for this special event. Register at http://bit.ly/upitch2021.
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