Pitch Competition

The Big Idea Pitch is a competition that showcases students' amazing ideas for new ventures. If you are a student walking around with a great idea, The Center for Entrepreneurship invites you to take that idea out of your head and share it with us - apply for the Big Idea Pitch competition today! Not only will you get to highlight what amazing ideas App student's have, but if you are among the top 10 finalists,  you have the chance to win real money!

The competition is open to all Appalachian State University students. All majors are welcome to apply. The 10 most innovative ideas are selected based on creativity, viability and scalability. Those 10 finalists are invited to make a 3-minute pitch to a panel of entrepreneur judges who provide feedback and vote on the most promising ideas. The audience gets to vote too!

The next Big Pitch Competition is November 10, 2017 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.  APPLY TODAY!


  • $1000 First Place 
  • $500 Second place 
  • $250 Third place
  • +$500 Audience Choice


The application deadline is October 27. All applicants are encouraged to visit the Center for Entrepreneurship for advice and coaching! Don't miss out on a great opportunity. APPLY TODAY!