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.

2024 Business Pitch Competition Winners!

The Florida Atlantic Annual Business Pitch Competition features four distinct tracks, each highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of different groups within our community:


Meet the Student Track Winners:

Students: Emerging student entrepreneurs will present their innovative business ideas and compete for valuable prizes and recognition. Participants are Florida Atlantic undergraduate and graduate students.

Title Name Company Name
Winner Noor Habona & Abigail Sinu Nanosense
Runners Up Charles Russo Aldental
Julia Mosher Happy Hearts
Vivian Yu, Yuji Kitamura, & Giuliana Comini JOYN
Yashwin Adusumilli MarineGuard
Innovators Joey Watson Port-A-Bana
Tarruck Wheeler & Ellie Pfahler N.E.T.
Brianna Carnaval & London Powell Purity
Hannah Whitcomb QuickBLD
Alberto Hernandez Stone Pine Productions


Meet the Veterans Winners:

Veterans: We honor the dedication and leadership of our veterans by providing a platform for them to showcase their entrepreneurial ventures. Participants are from the 2023-2024 Florida Atlantic Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program.

Title Name Company Name
Winner Angelo Martinez, Natalia Earle, & Duke The Barracks Legend Foundation
Runner Up Robert Vasvary "Tennessee Bob" Tennessee Bob's Hot Sauce
Innovators John Wilkinson Smart-Tech Farms
Ben Ergina Canon Events
Michael Trelles Christ Empowered Fitness
Richard Raines Pix Now


Meet the Spanish-Language Winners:

Spanish-Language: This track celebrates the diversity of our community by providing Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their business concepts. Participants are from the Spring 2024 Spanish-language Entrepreneur Boot Camp.

Title Name Company Name
Ganadora Monica Zuluaga y Nancy Moreno Pa' Picar & Llevar
Subcampeona Rosario Montilla MamaMía Maternity
Innovadora Janessa German Case de Fleur


Meet the Youth Track Winners:

Youth: Fostering the creativity and ambition of young minds, this track is dedicated to youth entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the business world. Participants are from grades 6-8 from A.D. Henderson.

Title Name Company Name
Winner Aryana Sahai Ladlis
Innovators Jennifer Placide Smart Garden
Ella Grimaldi Scentillow
Nathan Fils-Aime Fryify


How You Can Support:

  • Spread the Word: Share information about the competition with your networks to help us reach a wider audience and support these budding entrepreneurs.
  • Become a Mentor or Judge: If you have expertise in entrepreneurship or business, consider volunteering as a mentor or judge to provide valuable feedback and guidance to the competing teams. Email adamscenter@fau.edu or call +1 561-297-3653.
  • Become a sponsor. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to:
    • Make a Difference: Your financial support will directly contribute to the success of aspiring entrepreneurs and help them turn their dreams into reality.
    • Gain Visibility: Showcase your commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship by being prominently featured in our event materials and promotional efforts.
    • Network and Connect: Engage with a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, community leaders, and stakeholders who share your passion for supporting local initiatives.

Sponsorship Levels: We offer a range of sponsorship packages to suit your organization's goals and budget. Whether you choose to be a Presenting Sponsor, Track Sponsor, or contribute at a Customized Level, your generosity will be recognized and appreciated. Please call +1 561-297-3653 or email adamscenter@fau.edu for more information.

Thank you for your support in empowering and inspiring our startup entrepreneur teams. Together, we can elevate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in our community.

Adams Center for Entrepreneurship
p: 561-297-3653