2021 Randall Family Big Idea Competition Application

Applications are now Open for THE 2021 RANDALL FAMILY BIG IDEA COMPETITION.
Join us April 15, 2021 at 8 p.m. for the Virtual awards ceremony!
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Who can apply?

  • This competition is open to all Pitt undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoc students


RFBIC Dates for 2021:

Extended Application deadline:  Monday, Feb. 22, 11:59 p.m.

Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, Feb. 24, end of business day

Bootcamp (attendance required):   Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Practice Pitches: Friday, March 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Semi-final Round: Friday, March 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Finalist Bootcamp & Meet Your Mentor: Thursday, March 18, 5 - 7 p.m.

Elevator Pitch Workshop: Monday, March 22, 5 - 7 p.m.

Final Presentations: Friday, April 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Virtual Awards Ceremony and Winners Announcement: Thursday, April 15, 8 p.m. (YouTube Premiere)



  • Outside Judges 
    • This competition is judged by outside judges at every round from the Pittsburgh regional innovation ecosystem.


  • Access to Competition Coaches
    • The Big Idea Center will provide you with top-notch coaches to guide you throughout the competition
    • Meeting with your coach is mandatory during the competition. Find out more about them.


Applications are now closed.