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Horn Phantom Pitch Party
The competition is open only to undergraduates, but others can watch.

Horn Entrepreneurship Phantom Pitch Party

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UD Horn’s fall pitch party will be held on Oct. 25

The University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship will host Phantom Pitch Party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 25. Only undergraduates may pitch but any UD student, faculty or staff, may watch the action. The event is free but to pitch or attend you must register at bit.ly/phantompitch.

This ghost-themed edition of Horn Entrepreneurship’s biannual pitch competition encourages students to sharpen their pitching skills and display their best entrepreneurial ideas in a fun and friendly environment.

Participants are given 90 seconds to pitch their idea to a live audience and a panel of judges, including Ngozi Bell, Peter Roeber and Mac Nagaswami. The top three presentations will be awarded a share of the $1,200 prize pool of Venture Development Center cash and venture-building resources to be used toward the development of their concept.

Last semester’s pitch competition “provided the perfect opportunity to refine and practice what it takes to get the attention of any audience,” said Bryce Fender, a finalist in Horn Entrepreneurship’s Spring 2017 pitch competition, Startup Madness Pitch Party.

Horn Entrepreneurship invites you to join the event which will include a buffet, your favorite Halloween snacks, raffle prizes and most importantly, 20 exciting startup pitches.

The competition will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Venture Development Center  at 132 E. Delaware Ave. Entrance and appetizers begin at 3:30 p.m. 

Last Spring’s March Madness-themed Pitch Party was a great success and attendance sold out. Students are encouraged to register early to save a spot. Only UD undergraduates are eligible to pitch. If you happen to be a on a team of graduate and undergraduate students, only the undergraduate student(s) are allowed to pitch.

Registration will end at 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Sign up to pitch or watch at bit.ly/phantompitch.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.

 


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