This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will take place November 11-17, 2024.

River Pitch Registration will Open in August


Pitch Judge Sign-ups will Open in August


RSVP to Attend Demo Day Here

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1. River Pitch Competition

The River Pitch Competition was created to help innovators and entrepreneurs with new ideas and early-stage businesses obtain feedback on their work and potentially win one of 10 different $1,000 prizes. There is no entry fee, and the event is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. The slate of competitors will be divided into separate booths with several individuals competing at one of ten different booths. If a team is entering, only one person can present. That individual will have up to 3 minutes to pitch the idea, and the judges have up to 5 minutes to ask questions of the presenter. After all teams have pitched, the judges will deliberate and prize winners from each booth will be announced.

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Need to Know


Register to Compete in River Pitch Here

2. Demo Day at The EDGE

Network with local startups and learn about companies that are based here in Tuscaloosa. Entrepreneurs will be showcasing their businesses and workshops will be held all day.

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.          Welcome + Round 1 – Product Presentations

                                                    (5 minutes to present + a 5 minute Q&A session)

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.            Lunch & Networking

1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.              Round 2 – Product Presentations

                                                  (5 minutes to present + a 5 minute Q&A session)

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.              Entrepreneur Showcase, Networking, Snacks, & Drinks

4:00 P.M.                                  Happy Hour + Heavy Hor d’oeuvres

5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.              Keynote Presentation: TBA

6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.              More Networking + Entrepreneur Showcase

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.              Bama IP Commercialization Academy Final Presentations

            • Training Room at The EDGE

Need to Know

  • November 14th, 2024
  • 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
  • In-person at The EDGE

RSVP to Attend Demo Day Here


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