2019 FastPitch Competition – Application Window (Deadline: Sept. 27)

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Date(s) - June 1, 2019 - September 27, 2019
12:00 am



2019 FastPitch Competition (NIU-Rockford/EIGERlab)

The FastPitch Competition is an annual event that draws participants from throughout the region. Starting in 2006, this competition has attracted entrepreneurs in all phases of business from pre-startup, just an idea on a napkin to companies that have been in business or plan to expand with a new service or product. The idea is to answer six key questions (see below) in three minutes or less—your elevator speech—to a select group of judges who are entrepreneurs themselves or that work with entrepreneurs on a regular basis. In business, “three strikes” is generous. If you can’t pitch your product, service or concept in three minutes—you’re outta there!

The FastPitch Competition is your chance to prove the potential of your business idea…meet people who can help you succeed…maybe even win a cash prize! This is no field of dreams: traditionally the top prize that’s awarded is $5,000. All competitors will receive constructive feedback, a fun experience and valuable exposure to investors, business leaders, potential mentors, and media.

Passionate entrepreneurs in all phases of business, including startup, pre-startup or idea stage. High school seniors and college-age students welcome.

  • Sept 27: Deadline to Apply — please check website for exact time
  • Oct. 1 & 3: Presentation Training (strongly recommended)
  • Oct. 9: Pitch Presentations (see website for full schedule)

For more information about competing or to attend the pitch events, visit https://www.eigerlab.org/fastpitch-competition/.