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.

Competitions begin in mid-March and run until early April

Georgetown University

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020 Competition Schedule

  • Law Competition: Wednesday, March 18th @ 3:30pm to 5:30pm — Georgetown Law Campus at 600 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC in Room 200, Bernard P. McDonough Hall
  • School of Continuing Studies Competition: Wednesday, March 18th @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Georgetown SCS Campus at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC
  • Grad School of Foreign Service CompetitionMonday, March 23rd @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm — George C. McGhee Library, The Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center (ICC) 7th Floor
  • MBA/MiM Competition: Tuesday, March 24th @ 5:00pm to 7:00pm — Room 230, Rafik B. Hariri Building
  • Med CompetitionTuesday, March 31st @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Social Room, Healey Family Student Center
  • Grad Wildcard Competition: Thursday, April 2nd @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Various Rooms, Rafik B. Hariri Building
  • Undergraduate Competition Night 1: Monday, March 30th @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Various Rooms, Rafik B. Hariri Building
  • Undergraduate Competition Night 2: Tuesday, March 31st @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Various Rooms, Rafik B. Hariri Building
  • Undergraduate Competition Night 3: Wednesday April 1st @ 6:00pm to 9:00pm — Various Rooms, Rafik B. Hariri Building
  • Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals and Ten-Year Anniversary CelebrationTuesday, April 7th @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm — Great Room, Healey Family Student Center

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