Startup Blitz

Come attend an idea generating competition where you will be able to pitch your idea, form a team, work with entrepreneurs in residence and win cash prizes.

If you have an idea, come and pitch! If you don’t have an idea, join a team! Either way, participate in a fun entrepreneurial event where you will learn the ropes of starting a startup.

Many Startup Blitz teams advance to the Blast Furnace student accelerator to further develop their ideas into businesses. Many teams also compete in the spring semester Randall Family Big Idea Competition with $100,000 in prize money!



Do I have to have a PowerPoint presentation for my Pitch?

You do not have to have a PPT presentation for either the initial pitch, or if you make it into the final round of pitches.  You will have time during the day to create a simple PPT – or visual presentation if your idea makes it to the final round.

What if I can’t stay for the whole day?

No Problem! Come for as long as you can, we provide breakfast and lunch and you will still learn a lot from attending. Don’t forget to Register below!

Do I have to have a team to pitch?

You don’t have to have a team to pitch at the Blitz, you can build one ahead of time using TeamFinder, or build one while you’re there!

What if I have a team already?

Great! Everyone should register below and join in the fun and education!

Do I have to have a prototype?

You do not have to have a prototype, but if you do feel free to bring it with you.

What if I can’t make the original pitching round?

If you can’t make the first round of pitches, your idea won’t be eligible for the final round, but you should still come! there food and workshops and networking that you can still learn a lot from!

Click here to read about the most recent event.