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        Auburn Student Presents at the SEC Pitch CompetitionPitch Competitions

        Discover annual opportunities to pitch your innovative business ideas and showcase your knowledge and experience. With the chance of cash rewards, you will gain support to help launch your business or service.

        Upcoming Competitions

        Explore your options when it comes to pitching your ideas. Pitch competitions are open all across the United States, and it can be tough to find one that works best with your business plans. The Harbert College of Business recommends for your first competitions to participate in the Halloween and SEC Pitch Competitions.

        Check out the events below to see where your business ideas will soar.

        Woman setting up a bulletin at the SEC Pitch Competition

        SEC Pitch Competition

        Compete against 14 other university teams in the Southeast during the SEC Pitch Competition. Present your innovative business idea for a chance at funding and recognition.

        SEC Pitch Competition
        October 2021
        Cash Prize
         Orange Halloween Pitch Competition graphic with dark blue bats and pumpkins

        Halloween Pitch Competition

        The Auburn University Halloween Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for you to pitch your idea for a new business venture. Compete against 20 other business ideas for a portion of $2,000 in early-stage seed capital.

        October 29, 2021
        Up to $1,000
        • 2021 Halloween Pitch Competition Guidelines

          The Auburn University Halloween Pitch Competition provides an opportunity for Auburn and Auburn University—Montgomery students to pitch their idea for a new business venture to a panel of judges and compete for a portion of $4,000 in early-stage seed capital provided by the Harbert College of Business as well as a $1,000 special category award from the Auburn University Thomas Walter Center. A panel of judges will select the top 20 business ideas and those teams will advance to the final pitch round.

          Format of the competition and how to apply

          • Each team or individuals will submit a one page summary of their business idea as well as a three-minute video to https://auburn.infoready4.com/.
          • Advancing teams or individuals will be notified and sent an invitation with their assigned pitch time
          • Each team or individual will have three minutes to pitch their business idea on October 29, 2021
          • The judges will select the top three presentations
          • The first-place team or individual will be awarded $1,000 in startup capital, second-place will be awarded $700, and third-place $300

        Recognizing Your Excellence

        The Harbert College recognizes the hard work that goes into entering a pitch competition. Check out our previous winners and their ideas.

        • 2020

          SEC Pitch Competition

          In first place was Vulcan Line Tools, a company which specializes in the production of devices for use in the electric utility industry, founded by Zac Young.

          Halloween Pitch Competition

          In first place was Vulcan Line Tools, a company which specializes in the production of devices for use in the electric utility industry, founded by Zac Young. Second place was awarded to Honeybees Teepees, founded by Amanda Bell. In third was FeedMe, a company that works to provide healthy pre-prepared meals to the citizens of Auburn, founded by Hunter Hinote.

        • 2019

          Halloween Pitch Competition

          In first place was Remora Robotics, a drone that cleans waterways, designed by Zach Wadzinski, Gi Lee, Harrison Smith and Dakota Newsome. Second place was awarded to Connect-a-Move, an online marketplace for moving, founded by James Jackson. In third was Showcase, a digitally-enhanced Bluetooth phone case that allows users to customize their cases via app software, founded by Hipolita Davila and Lucy Mosteller.

        Contact Us

        • Attend the Halloween Pitch Competition and Tiger Cage Business Idea Competition kickoff meeting on September 3, 2021, in the Innovation Lab, Ground Floor, Horton Hardgrave Hall
        • e-mail HCOBENT@auburn.edu or loubifano@auburn.edu