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        Pitch Competitions

        At the Harbert College of Business you will have the opportunity to participate in pitch competitions. There, you will pitch your innovative business ideas using your knowledge and experiences from the Harbert College to guide you.

        Gain the opportunity not only to show off your skills but to start your business and maybe even earn a cash reward!

        Check out the guidelines to the upcoming pitch competitions below to see if you have a chance.

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        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 $2,000 in early-stage seed capital.  A panel of judges will select the top 20 business ideas and those teams will advance to the October 30 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
        • 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

        Questions or interested in learning more?

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