Plug into the entrepreneurial community at CSUN, where you can connect with mentors and investors, find new team members, and compete for cash prizes!
Fast Pitch winners will receive:
Grand Prize: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $500
Audience Choice: $500
Applications are due Sunday, October 27th.
See below for more details!
WHAT IS FAST PITCH?
Now in its 5th year, CSUN Fast Pitch is an "elevator pitch" competition where students have three minutes to pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges and audience. The competition is hosted annually by CSUN's Nazarian College and generously supported by the Marine Family.
WHY ENTER FAST PITCH?
Fast Pitch is a great way to receive feedback and advice on your business idea, get exposure, and prepare for the "Bull Ring" New Venture Competition in Spring 2020, where $70,000 in prizes will be on the line!
Have an idea and looking for additional team members? Or looking to join an existing team? Attend our workshops or start a discussion on the Fast Pitch Canvas page!
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN COMPETING
It's highly recommended (though not required) that you attend the workshop series in the weeks leading up to the application deadline to discover more about the entrepreneurial process & journey, learn the "lean startup" method, and meet like-minded students/future team members. The workshop schedule can be found below.
MORE INFO / QUESTIONS
Please see below for workshop/competition schedule and full competition rules. Also, if you are interested in learning more about last year's competition, please view our photo gallery, media release, or event program from 2018 to get a better feel for the competition, past ideas/winners, etc. With additional questions, please contact Ryan Holbrook, Entrepreneurship Program Director in the Nazarian College.