Launch Your New Business
Patriot Pitch Competition 2023
The Patriot Pitch Competition supports idea and early-stage business ventures and is open to current Mason students and recent alumni from all majors/fields of study.
Students and recent alumni: If you have an idea and a desire to launch a new business and want to be eligible for $40,000 in total prizes, the Patriot Pitch Competition may be for you. See the competition eligibility guidelines to learn more.
This year’s competition is being led by the School of Business, and includes interdisciplinary collaboration from the College of Engineering and Computing and the College of Science. Finalist teams will participate in mentoring sessions this March and make their pitches in front of a live audience on Thursday, April 13 in Dewberry Hall.
Faculty, staff, and members of the business community: If you want to mentor a team, coach a practice pitch, or judge pitches during the competition, we would love your support. Learn more about competition volunteer opportunities, or encourage students to participate with these promotional materials.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of entrepreneurship experts, who will select up to 5 finalist teams for each track.
The winning teams in each track will be invited to pitch at George Mason University’s 2023 Accelerate Investor Conference, an investor event and startup business competition that showcases the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region as a powerhouse for innovation and business opportunity.
Faculty, staff, and members of the business community: If you want to mentor a team, coach a team as they perfect their pitch leading up to the event, or judge pitches during the competition, we would love your support. To learn more about competition volunteer opportunities, email email@example.com. You can also encourage students to participate with the downloads below.
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