FAU Business Pitch Competition


The annual FAU Business Pitch (formerly Plan) Competition is hosted by the College of Business, Adams Center for Entrepreneurship with support from local partners and sponsors. The competition encourages FAU students, faculty, staff and recent graduates to pitch their game-changing idea for a chance to fund their new ventures. Along with prize money, teams compete for legal and business services, preferred access into the FAU Tech Runway Venture Program and the opportunity to present their business pitch to local angel, venture capital groups and more. Competitors have the opportunity to meet and network with successful entrepreneurs. Resources are provided to aid students in the creation and implementation of their businesses. Students will gain valuable skills and experiences to be successful.

Applications now being accepted for the FAU 2024 Business Pitch Competition!


Open until Friday, February 2nd, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Sign up here for a chance to compete for up to $10,000 for your business!


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Congratulations to all who competed in FAU's annual Business Pitch Competition - amazing job!


The 2023 winners were:

$10,000 |  1st place: DashOne (Juan Fortich)

$5,000 | 2nd place: aDubb (Yherzon Chura Ruiz)

$2,500 | 3rd place: OrbitGrow Innovations (Jake Pearman)

$1,000 | Social Impact winners (tied):

Therapy-in-a-Click | Lauren Reynolds

Ash & Wick, Co. | Ashley Melgar


A huge shout out and thank you to our 2023 Judges:

Shirit Lamm Gurman – President, Preferred Corporate Travel

Robert Juul Glæsel – Partner & Global Head of Sales, 24Slides

Henry Canfield – Entrepreneur, Global Executive, Professor and Researcher

Andrew Duffell – President, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University

Shana Ostrovitz – Executive Director, 1909

Nelson Telemaco – Chief Executive Officer, Proximity Works & Mentor at Venture Mentoring Team

Cassius Johnson – CEO and Co-Founder, Perceptist

Adams Center for Entrepreneurship
p: 561-297-3653