Apply Now for the 2022 CEO Global Pitch Competition

The act of launching a new venture is the simplest path toward job security & financial freedom for any aspiring business founder. Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ have a great advantage in applying for and obtaining funding from Pitch Competitions, not to mention the lack of direct risk in launching a business. The application window for the 2022 Competition closes on September 12.

CEO will select 100 collegiate entrepreneurs from an applicant list of more than 700. The 100 selected ventures will assemble an Online Startup Pitch Deck, on PitchPage in a multi-phase competition.  

From Sept. 16th to Oct. 30th, participants will be guided through the creation of their PitchPage while Mentors and Advisors work one-on-one with students to provide actionable feedback as they assemble a Business Profile, Conduct Due Diligence and build a solution-centered business model. On Oct. 25th, CEO will announce the 20 semi-finalists selected to pitch at CEO Global Conference in Chicago, Illinois! 

Prize Funding

First Place $8,000 | 1-year access to Patent Hacks
Second Place $6,000 | 9-month access to Patent Hacks
Third Place $4,000 | 6-month access to Patent Hacks
Fourth Place $2,000 | 3-month access to Patent Hacks
People's Choice Award, Venture Valley's Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year $600

Important Dates

Now! - Applications Open
September 12th - Applications Close, Submissions Due
September 16th - 100 Competition Participants Announced
October 17th - Judging begins
October 25th - Top 20 Semi-Finalist Announced
October 28th - CEO Global Conference Kickoff, Pitch Competition Commences
October 30th - Final Round, Live Pitches on Main Stage 

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