Welcome to the Social Networking site of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise.
SmartPitch is an ideation competition open to all matriculating CUNY students. The challenge encourages students to develop their business idea through a three phase program, workshops, and a network of mentors. SmartPitch provides an online community, in-person workshops, and events to support competitors along the way.
Phase One: Develop a one page Business Model Canvas due 3/7
Phase Two: Pitch your idea in 60 seconds via YouTube due 4/4
Phase Three: Crowdsource your idea, and create a pitch deck due 5/2
Final Event: Those who complete all three phases, and receive the most mentor nominations will pitch live on 5/20 for cash prizes
SmartPitch is offering $30,000 in cash prizes this year!
First Prize: $10,000—all business ideas are eligible
Second Prize: $6,000—all business ideas are eligible
Third Prize: $3,000—all business ideas are eligible
STEM Prize: $5,000—all science, technology, engineering, and mathematic related ideas are eligible
Maker Hub Prize: $5,000—any idea that coincides with the maker culture, must include a prototype for judging (prototype is not required to be functional)
Fan Favorite: $1,000—Crowdsource your idea and have your network vote online for your pitch video via WooBox
For more information about SmartPitch and phase requirements, join as a member!
Congrats to all the finalists who pitched on June 4th! We are so proud of everyone for completing this semester long entrepreneurship program. We hope you all found the experience positive and worthwhile.
Big shout out to the following teams who won prize money!
Fan Favorite Prize: 50/50 Split
Most Innovative App: BabyKik
Education Track: Think Olio
HealthCare Track: Senseability Labs
Smarter Cities Track: Homies
Sustainability Track: Pioneer Pete's
Grand Prize: Think Olio