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Horn Entrepreneurship

Fall 2019 Pitch Party on Oct. 30

ventureOn_blogThis year’s University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship Fall Pitch Party will be held at the Venture Development Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Any undergraduate student is allowed to pitch and any student, faculty or staff may attend. The event is free, although registration is required to pitch or attend. Spots are limited to pitch and spectate and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students from across all seven colleges are encouraged to attend to get a taste of what Horn Entrepreneurship has to offer!

Horn Entrepreneurship’s biannual pitch competition encourages students and first-time presenters to sharpen their pitching skills and display their best entrepreneurial ideas in a fun and friendly environment.

Participants are given 90 seconds to pitch their idea to a live audience and a panel of experienced judges. The top three presentations will be awarded a share of the $1,200 prize pool of Venture Development Center cash and venture-building resources to be used toward the development of their concept.

“Pitch parties are a great way to practice pitching and get tons of valuable, actionable feedback from real entrepreneurs,” said James Massaquoi, a participant in multiple pitch parties and co-founder of 360VR Technology. “You also get to meet and connect with other like-minded, motivated students from across campus, a special opportunity that is unique to Horn Entrepreneurship.”.

University of Delaware students who plan to pitch or attend must register by October 25th. Only UD undergraduates are eligible to pitch. Only undergraduate students are allowed to pitch, but can be on teams with graduate students. Past participants in Summer Founders, NSF I-Corps, Proof of Concept, Hen Hatch semi-finalists, and prior pitch party winners are not eligible to pitch a past idea.

Registration will end at 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 25th. Sign up to pitch or spectate here.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.

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