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Quick Pitch Competition

Have a great idea, but not sure about the next step?

Pitch your idea in 90 seconds for a chance to win $1,000 and get in front of investors.

A panel of judges will select the winner and the crowd will nominate their favorite.

All ideas are welcome! No need to have an ongoing business, revenue, a business plan, or a product. Just your idea will do for this Quick Pitch event!

Open to ALL UGA employees, students, community members.


APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR FALL 2021

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:59PM

Notification of Participation: Monday, September 6, 2021

Live Event: Wednesday, September 8, 2021


The 3rd annual Innovation District Quick Pitch Competition took place on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 in front of a limited in-person audience at the new Innovation Hub on Spring St. in Athens and live stream via Zoom. 9 teams competed for the top prize of $1,000. Kristen Dunning took home the top prize of $1,000 with her business, Professional Plant Girl, self-care products for sensitive skin. Kristen is a 3rd year student in the College of Ag and Environmental Sciences studying Agricultural Communications.

2nd place went to Nisha Kavalam with her idea, Out of the Basket, a picnic service.

3rd place went to Sophie Greenberg with Good Dirt Flower Farm.

Congratulations to all our 9 competitors and to our top 3!

The 2nd annual Innovation District Quick Pitch Competition took place on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 via Zoom. 10 teams competed for the top prize of $1,000. Valeria Brenner took home the top prize of $1,000 with her business, ThryftShip, shipping for social media. Valeria is a 2nd year student in the Terry College of Business studying International Business. 

Kristen Dunning, founder of Professional Plant Girl

Spring 2021 Quick Pitch Winner: Kristen Dunning: Owner & Operator of Professional Plant Girl!

Valeria Brenner, Owner & Operator of ThryftShip

Fall 2020 Quick Pitch Winner: Valeria Brenner: Owner & Operator of ThryftShip!