Pitch Deck Competition

The Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition is an experiential learning opportunity for student entrepreneurs who are contemplating, starting, or operating an early stage hospitality-based venture, and who are looking to improve their pitching skills, with the potential to earn seed funding for their venture.

Watch the full 2018 competition


Video: Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition


No business plan required for this competition.

You just need ten or fewer slides to compete, along with a great hospitality industry idea!

Students register for the competition in early fall and submit their pitch decks in October for review by a team of faculty judges. Four finalists will be selected to present in November to a panel of industry judges. The cash prizes are: winning team, $3,000, second place team, $1,500, and third place, $500.

For complete guidelines and information, review the official rules of the Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition or contact the Pillsbury Institute at pihe@cornell.edu or 607.255.0179.

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