Pitch and Play – AUTM Venture Challenge

AUTM Annual Meeting

Is Your Start-up's Business Plan Worth $10,000?

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AUTM and the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) have partnered to produce Pitch and Play – AUTM Venture Challenge session at the AUTM 2020 Annual Meeting. The business plan competition allows academic-affiliated start-up companies to pitch their business opportunities to a panel of seasoned venture investors in pursuit of a $10,000 cash prize. The event gives entrepreneurs valuable experience and feedback to our start-up finalists. 

2020 Finalists:

Finalists receive:
  • Reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel expenses, including hotel costs, for the AUTM 2020 Annual Meeting;
  • One complimentary registration for the AUTM 2020 Annual Meeting and complimentary use of AUTM’s partnering software, AUTM Connect, at the Annual Meeting;
  • The opportunity to present to a panel of venture investors and obtain critical and constructive feedback; and
  • The opportunity to discuss his or her business and get feedback from partners in the venture community.
  • The first place start-up company receives a $10,000 cash prize. 
  • The winner is announced at the AUTM 2020 Annual Meeting and via a press release.
Key Deadline
  • Pitch Competition: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Burford Capital
Parker Highlander PLLC
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ventech Solutions Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Marshall Gerstein
Michael Best & Friedrich
Polsinelli PC
CSL Behring
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
BCC Research
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Blank Rome LLP
Aird & McBurney LP
Baker Donelson
Casimir Jones, SC
Royalty Pharma
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
University of New Hampshire
Quarles & Brady LLP
Hodgson Russ LLP
TreMonti Consulting LLC
Licensing Executives Society