Seawolf Pitch Competition


Competition Overview

The Seawolf Pitch Competition is an opportunity for those who want to pitch an innovative product, to start their own business, or just to pitch a “practice” idea to gain the experience of pitching. All SSU students from any major or degree program are eligible to apply and participate. Pitches can be delivered by individuals or teams and will be judged by guest entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub offers expert feedback, mentoring, coaching, contacts, and other resources to prepare student entrepreneurs in advance for the pitch competition, and afterward in launching their businesses. 

Pitching innovative ideas (regardless of the ultimate purpose) requires you to develop a convincing pitch and we have two opportunities to help you with that.  You can take advantage of our JEM Pitch Prep Series as well as Pitch Mentoring with a member of the local entrepreneurial community.  To learn more and to sign up for these great opportunities, click here for details on Guided Pitch Preparation for the Seawolf Pitch Competition

Pitch Competition Prizes

  • Top three teams will earn cash prizes:  $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place
  • Top two teams will get the opportunity to present their pitch at another pitch competition, such as the Sunstone CSU Startup Launch Competition, or get connected to other opportunities


  • Competition Application: Will open in January 2024
  • Seawolf Pitch Competition: March 26, 2024  5:00-9:00 p.m.

Example of Event Program

Time Topic

5:00 p.m.

Welcome from the Deans

5:15 p.m.

Teams deliver pitches and respond to Q&A from judges

6:30 p.m.

Teams demonstrate their ideas to judges individually and respond to questions

7:45 p.m. Judges deliberate and vote 

8:30 p.m.

Winners announced and closing remarks


Suggestions for Delivering a Strong 5-minute Pitch

Suggestions for Delivering a Strong 60-second Pitch

Past Competitions