The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge is Georgetown’s largest annual pitch competition series. Pitch your new venture idea to an expert panel of entrepreneurs and business leaders, gain valuable feedback, win thousands of dollars in startup funds, and meet prospective mentors and investors! 

The top team from each preliminary competition will advance to the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals on 4/7. Any student who is enrolled in a Georgetown graduate or undergraduate program may apply to pitch. Students will receive two opportunities to pitch their idea at the preliminary competitions from mid-March to early April. Click here to apply today! Check out the information below for the full schedule of events, guidelines, pitch tips, and judging criteria.

Due to Georgetown University’s modified operating status as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States, we will be hosting all Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020 events virtually. All applicants will receive email instructions on sending in a recorded pitch for our judges to review before your school’s event and on scheduling a time for a phone call for the Q&A portion of the event. Our team is grateful for your flexibility and we look forward to receiving your pitch videos.

Competitions begin in mid-March and run until early April

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Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020 Competition Schedule

Applicants will be asked to submit their video pitches before the date of their event.

Competition


Law Competition


MBA/MiM Competition


SCS Competition


Med Competition


Grad Wildcard Competition

 

 

 



Undergraduate Competition Night 1

Undergraduate Competition Night 2

Undergraduate Competition Night 3

 

 

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals

Date/Time of Competition

Wednesday, March 18th
3:30pm-5:30pm EDT

Tuesday, March 24th
5:00pm-7:00pm EDT

Wednesday, March 25th
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Tuesday, March 31st
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Thursday, April 2nd
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT







Monday, March 30th
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Tuesday, March 31st
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Wednesday, April 1st
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT

Tuesday, April 7th
5:00pm-8:00pm

 

Deadline to Submit Video

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Tuesday, March 31st
3:00pm EDT

Thursday, April 2nd 
6:00pm-9:00pm EDT


Monday, March 30th

3:00pm EDT

Tuesday, March 31st
3:00pm EDT

Wednesday, April 1st
3:00pm EDT

Tuesday, April 7th
2:00pm

 

Winner


Chow Corp, Jordan Foley


RightOn, Erin Brownell and Matt Susk

AMO, Inc., Ayokunle Amoo

Phylomics Diagnostics, David Posawatz

Cardio Data, Samip Sheth and Kits to Heart, Sonia Su

IDentify, Jaylan Smith

NextRound Gifts, Charlie Sharton

Palanor, Kamar Mack & Adrian Abrams

Project Olas, Rebecca Cox

Skuul Fashion, Everett Smith

[The Bar], Betel Tek

 

Video Pitch Best Practices

  • Be Presentable: Just because you’re not pitching live doesn’t mean your pitch should look sloppy! Dress nicely and practice good grooming and hygiene to look your best for the judges
  • Have Visuals: A video of just you talking to a camera is boring! Include slides either behind you or simply record your screen and voice-over your slides. You may also choose to get creative and come up with other visual aides such as a whiteboard, props, etc.
  • Speak Clearly: Make sure that you are enunciating and pronouncing words clearly so that judges can understand what you’re saying through the computer.
  • Keep it Short: Your video should only be five minutes long! Any longer and we will just cut it off before it is finished.
  • Visibility is Key: When you post your video, it is essential that anyone who has the link can view the video. While this does not mean your video has to be listed publicly, it does have to be readily watchable to all who click the link.

Students will deliver a five-minute pitch followed by a three-minute Q&A session to a panel of judges either in their respective graduate preliminaries or during the undergraduate nights. Students are eligible to enter individually or in teams of up to four people. Ventures at any stage from ideation to a currently operating startups are welcome to pitch.

Learn about all of the tips and techniques you need to give a successful pitch. 

Learn how the judges will score your pitch!

Past Challenges