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Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition

This is a past event.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Participate in this year’s competition for a chance to get your business idea covered in The Miami Herald and exposed to potential investors.

• FIU Track is open to all CURRENT FIU Students, Alumni & Faculty
• Currently living in South Florida
• For-profit business ideas only
• Business idea or business in operation for 3 years or less
• If competing as a team, at least one member must be a current FIU Student, Alumnus or Faculty

Why Enter?
• Networking and introductions
• Learn about the startup industry
• Professional reviews of your idea/plan
• Publicity and recognition
• Exposure that may lead to partnerships and financing

You only need to submit a pitch deck of 12-20 slides.

Entries should be submitted to

Deadline to apply is March 11, 2019

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