Slide Global Pitch Competition
Take your startup from
the campus to the real world

WHAT

A global pitch competition for collegiate start-ups. The program is conducted across various cities by the local TiE Chapter. Participants are provided mentoring, bootcamps and workshops before pitching to a jury panel at the local pitch competition. The winners represent the chapter at the global competition and compete for cash prizes worth $100,000+.

ELIGIBILITY

It is open to both idea stage entrepreneurs as well as early state start-ups where one of the founders is still in college or graduated within the preceding two academic years.

PRIZES

Cash prizes worth $100,000+ including top prize of $50,000
In-kind prizes ( e.g., cloud credits, technology, and startup services, etc)

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

  • Unlimited mentoring at the City level for all local chapter participants 
  • Unlimited mentoring at the global level for finalists
  • Bootcamps, workshops, and specialized consulting to finalists
  • Opportunity to visit key universities in Silicon Valley for the global competition (subject to conditions)
  • An opportunity to convert their idea into a real business
  • Real-time global exposure
  • Certificates/Citations
  • Cash prizes and rewards

FORMAT

Slide Deadline
22 Jan, 2022
Scroll down to register Apply to the local competition 1
Feb - March, 2022 Submit pitch deck, executive summary, and business model canvas

5
Jan, 2022 Chapter conducts a local screening and shortlists cohort

3
Feb - March, 2022 Undergo mentoring and workshops by seasoned entrepreneurs 4 Jan, 2022 Attend orientation sessions by the local TiE chapter 2 Check with
local chapter for
date of regional final
Pitch in front of a jury panel – 10 Minutes presentation + 5 Minutes Q&A 6
Winner of the local competition enters global finalist cohort 8 April - May, 2022 April - May, 2022 The finalist
cohort undergoes global mentoring, workshops and bootcamp
7
The global finals are conducted in 2 rounds, a semi-final round and a final round 9 Semis - 4th May
Finals - 6th May

HOW TO APPLY

  • Register for the local pitch competition using the following Application form 
  • Choose a chapter which is geographically closest to your city

TiE UNIVERSITY PITCH COMPETITION 2021-22

REGISTRATION FORM

Thank you for your interest in TiE University Pitchfest! Note: This application form collects your intent to participate in the 2021-22 pitchfest; your local TiE chapter may have an additional form or process to qualify for the TiE Global Pitchfest. Please check with your local TiE U Chapter Champion to learn more. If you need help or have questions, please email: university@tieuniversity.org