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Important Info!

Who can apply?

  • This competition is open to all Pitt undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoc students
    • You must be on a team of at least two students


  • February 5, 11:59 p.m.: Application Deadline
    • Complete your profile and application by 11:59 pm.
  • February 10: Bootcamp 9:00 a.m.
    • Mark your calenders for an intense and fulfilling bootcamp to prepare you for the competition


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


  • Access to Competition Coaches
    • The Innovation Institute will provide you with top notch coaches to guide you throughout the competition
    • This is mandatory during the competition, find out more about them HERE

Applications for the Randall Family Big Idea Competition are now closed!


Did you miss your chance to apply this year? Don't worry! come to the showcase and see who won!


Charity Randall Theater


4 p.m.




Important Dates:

2/7 @ 11:59p.m., Application due (Extended!) 

2/10  Bootcamp 

2/24 Practice Pitches

3/2 Semi Final Round

3/14 Meet Your Mentor

3/17 Elevator Pitch Practice

3/29 Final Round