Big Idea Blitz


When: October 1-  October 2, 2021

Time: 5 p.m. on Day 1 to 5 p.m. on Day 2



Register here:

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Join us virtually! You will be able to pitch your idea, work with entrepreneurs in residence and win awesome prizes.

Only up to 20 teams will be selected to participate. Claim your team's spot today!


The only requirements are as follows:

  • Pitt student (teams may consist of 1 or more Pitt students)
  • Already formed idea
  • Deadline to register is now Friday, September 24, 11:59 P.M.


Registration is required and we will not be taking any walk-ins.

All participants MUST attend ALL larger group meetings. If you miss a meeting, you will be disqualified from the rest of the competition.

“Grand Prize” is contingent upon meeting requirements of Randall Family Big Idea Competition (RFBIC) guidelines (ex. if you are an individual who has won the RFBIC fast-pass, you must fill your team to meet the “teams must consist of 2+ Pitt student” rule)

All offerings and prizes offered during this program will only be valid throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.

We will not have this virtual program open to students who are looking to join a team. All team matching must be done prior to application. (Looking to build your team for Big Idea Blitz? Use our TeamFinder tool to recruit team members!)



Day 1:  5-10 p.m.  (Introduction and first-round presentations)

Day 2:  8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mentorship/coaching, idea workshop, and final presentations)

Many teams go on to compete in the spring semester Randall Family Big Idea Competition where there is $100,000 in prize money at stake! Have you considered applying?