The Patriot Pitch Competition supports idea and early-stage business ventures and is open to current Mason students and recent alumni from all majors/fields of study.
This year’s competition is being led by the School of Business and includes interdisciplinary collaboration from the College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Science. Finalist teams will participate in mentoring sessions this March and make their pitches in front of a live audience THIS Thursday on Thursday, April 13 in Dewberry Hall.
The event will begin at 11 a.m. with entrepreneur Nicole Washington, Founder and CEO of Boralogix, as our esteemed keynote speaker. School of Business Dean Ajay Vinzé and other speakers from Mason’s entrepreneurial ecosystem will follow. A light lunch from HUNGRY & a networking opportunity for registered attendees will precede the pitches.
The pitches will begin at 12:00 p.m. The event is open to spectators. There will also be a “Mason’s Choice Award,” inviting the audience to vote on their favorite pitches and join the fun! Only registered attendees can vote, so be sure to register early.
From 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., there will be 4 teams pitching in each of the 4 tracks: Public Engagement, STEM, Social Impact, and General Entrepreneurship. An awards ceremony and networking opportunity for competitors, judges, mentors and coaches, and audience members will follow.
Don’t miss this chance to connect with local entrepreneurs and your fellow innovators on campus!
Registration is required and free!