Date and Time: May 20, 2021 6PM – 7:30PM Eastern Time
Where: This year, the pitch competition is virtual on Zoom.
Startups – Apply to pitch here!
Attendees to the event – RSVP here for the Zoom link.
1st Place Award $1500 cash prize + VC Meetings
People’s Choice Award $1000 cash prize
6:00 PM ET 15 Startup give 2-minute presentation & Audience votes
6:45 PM ET Finalist are announced
6:45-7:15 PM ET Finalist Present to Judges
7:15 PM ET Winner is announced + People’s Choice Award
Thank you to our sponsors: Fitzgate Ventures, Chaac, and Nassau Street Ventures.
Thank you to the PEN team: Julia Macalaster, Pierre duPont, Eric Sharret, Kathy Zhao, and Mayra Ceja.
Thank you to the PEC team & Princeton University: Anne-Marie Maman, Diane DeLorenzo, Lauren A Bender, Don Seitz, and Wright Seneres.
How do I vote? You have to be registered on and vote live on Zoom.
Can anyone attend? Yes, this event is open to the public. RSVP here for the Zoom link!
Who is eligible to pitch? Startup must have a Princeton alumni or student as a founder/co-founder (undergraduate, graduate, post-doc)
How do I present my startup? Please fill out this application form
What are application requirements? You must fill out the application form, and send in a 2 minute pitch video by May 3rd.
Important Dates for Startups Applying to Pitch
The deadline for startups to apply to pitch is May 3rd (no exceptions)
The startups selected to present at the pitch competition will be notified by email on May 10th, and must attend the pitch competition on Zoom on May 20th.
If voted upon as finalists during the competition, you must be ready to present a 5-minute live pitch with a 5 minute Q/A during the virtual event on May 20th.