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Announcing PitchFest 2021

Hello MCAD Undergraduates!

I hope your final push toward the end of the semester is creative and rewarding. 

Do you have a great idea for a creative business or have an active business that you'd like to grow? 

Enter MCAD's creative business venture pitch competition PitchFest 2021!

PitchFest is a competition event, supplemented with mentorship and tools for launching creative ventures. MCAD undergraduates hone their skills in developing and pitching a creative venture that creates positive impacts in the world and may win some fantastic award money!

The PitchFest 2021 process:

  • APPLY: submissions are due on February 15, 2021. 
  • MENTORING: Finalists (individuals and teams) are selected and matched with a personal mentor for three weeks of coaching
  • REVIEW: Creative business ventures proposals will be posted to a dedicated website for public review and comments over a 3 week period
  • AWARDS: The final presentations on April 14, 2021 before a panel of jurors
    • First Place: $5,000
    • Second Place: $2,500
    • Third Place: $1,500
    • Audience/Public Favorite: $1,000

Eligibility: All current MCAD undergraduates (including Fall 2020 graduates)

PitchFest Info Sessions: 

  • Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:00 -1:00 p.m. 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 at midnight.

More Info: https://mcad.edu/event/pitchfest-2021. 

Email Questions to: 

  • PitchFest coordinator Theresa Madaus (tmadaus@mcad.edu) or 
  • Arts Entrepreneurship Department Chair Stephen Rueff.

Don't miss out on applying for PitchFest 2021!

Posted: 
Friday, December 4