Who Can Enter?

College Students: Must be enrolled in 6 or more credits with a 2.0 cumulative GPA

Community: Anyone who resides in the SW Washington/Metropolitan area that wants to develop their idea into a business venture or improve their current existing business model.

Pitch Categories

How Do I Submit?

To be considered for the contest…

There’s no fee to compete.


Evaluation Process

A group of handpicked community leaders will select three finalists in each category to compete before a panel of judges to win their cash prize.

Pitch Fest Timeline

Date Event
April 2, 2021 Submissions due
April 9, 2021 Participants will be notified
April 22, 2021 Preliminary Round
May 6, 2021 The Semi-Round
May 13, 2021 The Final Round

Contest Prizes

Small Business Category


1st Prize – $500 Cash
2nd Prize – $250 Cash
3rd Prize – $100 Cash

Community Members

1st Prize – $500 Cash
2nd Prize – $250 Cash
3rd Prize – $100 Cash

Startup Category


1st Prize – $500 Cash
2nd Prize – $250 Cash

Community Members

1st Prize – $500 Cash
2nd Prize – $250 Cash

Winners will be announced at the end of the final judging on May 13, 2021.

What are you waiting for?

Click the button below to complete the entry form for the 2021 Pitch Fest Contest!

Apply now!

Rules of the Pitch Fest Competition

General Rules

By participating in Clark Entrepreneur Pitch Fest, participants agree to the official rules and that Clark Entrepreneurs, its agents and employees, will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use or participation in the call for performances. There can be no substitutions for a prize of equal or greater value. Copyright for the entries will remain solely with the creators. Each entrant (including all members of each entrant that is a group) grants permission to Clark Entrepreneurs and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, as well as all submissions and performances in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without compensation.

Clark College expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal in its programs and activities. Learn more at www.clark.edu/nds. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, you should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at
360-992-2314 or 360-992-0901 VP, or visit Penguin Union Building 013, as soon as possible.

Point of Contact

Nathan Webster
Email at nwebster@clark.edu

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