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Pirates Pitch 2017

Welcome to Pirates Pitch 2017!

Pirates Pitch 2017 is the 7th annual Seton Hall University Venture Fund Competition, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the Stillman School of Business.

The competition is open to all matriculated students at Seton Hall University.

The competition awards $10,000 in prizes, plus business services, to the two top teams with the most innovative and feasible business ideas or startup ventures.

If you would like to enter Pirates Pitch, the first step is to submit your application. If you have not logged on before, please click the REGISTER button and follow the instructions. If you have already registered, please log in using your e-mail address  and password.

Important Dates: 

  • Applications Are Due Tuesday Feb. 14 at 11:59 PM (maximum 2 pages on your business idea/existing startup or 2-minute video)
  • 10 Semi-Finalists Announced on Monday Feb. 20.
  • 10 Semi-Finalists Pitching Round Thursday Feb. 23 at 7 p.m to 9:30 p.m. in Entrepreneurship Center, Rm 528, Jubilee Hall 
  • 5 Finalists Announced on Friday Feb. 24
  • Finalists Business Plans Due: Tuesday March 28 at midnight.
  • Pirates Pitch Day-- 5 Finalists teams make 10-minute pitches to panel of Judges on Friday April 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Jubilee Hall Auditorium. All invited!
  • New!!! All Pirates Pitch applicants are invited to a workshop in TLTC's MakerSpace 154 1st Floor Walsh Library on Friday Feb. 17 to help them develop or refine their business logo and also learn about how to best utilize social media in their businss development. Here are the details: The workshop is called "Developing A Brand"  Friday, February 17th
  • 10am-4pm


    As part of our Maker Friday series “Developing a Brand” will go over the basics of logo design and creating a web presence.  Chris Petruzzi will offer a presentation and resources for designing a logo and presentation slides.  The presentation will be offered twice during the day (10am and 2pm) where Chris will go over tips for designing a logo.  If a student cannot attend a presentation, resources will be available for students to pick up anytime between 10am and 4pm on the 17th.  We will also have a guided self-assessment to help students select the appropriate social networking channels to develop their brand’s web presence (WordPress, Twitter, etc.)