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Record your pitch and submit We post to our YouTube channel You rally people to your pitch Viewers vote with likes Most votes advance to LIVE events Winner takes all






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LIVE: November 16th - 20th

Submission Deadline: Nov 8th

Round 2: Nov 16th - 19th  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Finals: Nov 20th  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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2nd Annual Pitch Battle

Last year it was 16 companies, a 360-degree stage and a mic. This year we have switched it up! 16 entrepreneurs will be chosen from video pitches submitted and posted to our YouTube channel. The metrics: social media engagement, "likes" and views along with some input from our pitch experts. Round 2 and the Finals will come down to the entrepreneurs’ ability to succinctly talk about their business in a 3-minute pitch and 1-minute elevator pitch, LIVE.

How entrepreneurs talk about their company is what lands the next big client, establishes the company culture and attracts investors to take the company to the next level. The ability to speak powerfully in an engaging manner about what a business does is the most essential skill to success.


ONE: Submit Your Pitch

Entrepreneurs that have an incorporated business submit video pitches (mp4 format, 5 minute limit) to our website. How you tell that story is up to you -- it can be the traditional talking head or an explainer video, it can even be a music video. As the entrepreneur, you just need to make sure the video explains the problem the company addresses, and the solution you have created to address that problem.

TWO: We Post to Our YouTube Channel

Once we receive your application and uploaded video we will review it and then post it to our YouTube channel for viewing and voting.

THREE: Audience Votes on YouTube

Voting will open on October 12th via our YouTube Channel. The 16 entrepreneurs with the most social media engagement in their pitch videos & some input from our pitch experts will make it into the LIVE events held during Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth, November 16th - 20th.

FOUR: 3-Minute Pitch Streaming Live

Every day during Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth we will present four of the submitted pitches for analysis with 2 of our pitch experts. From 1 - 5 pm we will open up voting for that day's best pitch. The most votes wins and moves to the finals.

FIVE: 1-Minute Elevator Pitch

The last four entrepreneurs standing will pitch LIVE during our Finals on Friday, November 20th. The format will be a 1-minute elevator pitch and the winner will be determined by our pitch experts.


Each day during our broadcast we will host one or two guests that are experts in pitching. They will be analyzing and breaking down the pitches to highlight the good, the bad and everything in between. You will learn what a powerful pitch looks like. You won't want to miss this!


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Submit Your Pitch

Do you need practice pitching, do you need feedback on your pitch from people who have seen thousands of pitches, do you want to have some fun? If yes, then this is for you.

The entry requirements:

  • Be incorporated
    • Inc. or LLC.
    • DBA are ok.
  • Be willing to create a video submission for YouTube
    • Landscape format
  • Be open to constructive feedback
  • Be willing to leverage your social network to "like" your pitch
  • Present your business in 3 minutes or less

Let's get ready to have some fun and learn the tools great entrepreneurs use to talk about their business.

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