Pirates Pitch Competition

The Pirate Pitch Competition allows high school students to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation. It's a fun way for high school students to put their entrepreneurial know-how to the test and win cash prizes and Seton Hall University scholarships.
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Competition Overview

All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Entry fee
August 26, 2024 - TBD
Application Open
Winners and awards will be conferred immediately following the presentations
Awards Annoucement

Competition Details

1. Competition Format

Students will submit a 350-word business idea that describes an innovative product or service. With the idea, ten finalists will be selected and invited to present their ideas. Answer the following questions:

  • What problem does your product or service solve
  • How do you propose making money?
  • Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
  • Who is your competition and how will you be better than the competition?

Ten finalists will be selected in early November and invited to the event to present their business ideas to a panel of judges from Seton Hall University on Friday, November 22.

2. Evaluation
An independent panel of judges reviews all entries. The finalists will be invited to present their business idea (or discuss a business they now operate) in five minute presentations to a panel of judges. The judges will score all finalists based on their written submission and oral presentations to determine a 1st and 2nd place winner.

3. Prizes

  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually)
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually)
  • All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually)
  • Audience Choice Award: $300. Audience members vote for their favorite student finalists. The winning finalist will be awarded the $300 Audience Choice Award.

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