The 2021 River Pitch Competition

3 Minutes 2 Pitch 1 Idea

November 9th, 2021 | 5:00 – 9:00 PM

The River Pitch Business Idea Competition was created to help ideas and early-stage businesses further progress. There is no entry fee and the event is open to both students and community members alike. The slate of competitors will be divided into separate virtual booths with several teams competing at each booth. One presenter from each team will have up to 3 minutes to pitch their idea, and the judges will have up to 5 minutes to ask questions of the presenter. After all teams have pitched, the judges will deliberate and a $1,000 prize winner from each booth will be announced.

Congratulations to the 2021 River Pitch Competition winners and thank you to all competitors in this year’s event!

Additional Details

The River Pitch Competition is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 20,000 partner organizations.

2021 Winners

  • Community Winners
    • Erik Johnson – City Detect
    • Sadetrica Dennis – Ameal, LLC
    • Gavin Baum-Blake – Don’tHaggle
  • Student Winners
    • Kaitlyn May – STEM Studio
    • Amber Ward – BeautyGo
    • Sarah Cottrell – Happy Plate
    • Payton Olivia Wortsmith – FloatMate
    • Josh Brouillette – Tri Jox
    • Joey Westermeyer – FlashNote
    • Lorenza James III – 8fifteen LLC

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Previous Winners

See the 2021 Winners