Big Idea Pitch Competition

What is the Big Idea Pitch Competition?

The Big Idea Pitch is a competition that showcases students' amazing ideas for new ventures. This competition gives Appalachian State University students the chance to take ideas out of their heads and pitch them for real money, and since the ideas come from students across various majors with various passions, the variety of ideas never disappoints.

How does the Big Idea Pitch Work?

The Big Idea Pitch finalists are the 10 students that submit the most innovative ideas based upon creativity, viability, and scalability. Each finalist makes a three-minute pitch to a panel of entrepreneur judges who provide feedback and vote on the most promising ideas, and because we don't want the audience members to be left out, we have an audience choice award too. Even if you aren't throwing your hat into the ring to pitch an idea, make sure to reserve time to join the virtual event. You don't want to miss a chance to cast your vote and help a fellow Mountaineer walk away with cold, hard cash! 

When is the Big Idea Pitch?

This year's Big Idea Pitch takes place on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.. The competition will be live-streamed to allow for a virtual audience. 

Want to pitch your Big Idea?

The application deadline was Monday, October 19. All applicants were notified by Friday, October 23 as to whether or not they had been chosen as one of the 10 finalists to pitch their Big Idea at this year's competition.

Who are the 2020 Big Idea Pitch finalists?

This year's entries are now rest in the hands of the external judges! The top 10 ideas will soon be determined. Stay tuned.

Want to Zoom in, watch the competition, and cast a vote?

Join us for the 2020 Big Idea Pitch!  REGISTER TO ATTEND, and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 6 at 4 p.m.