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Business Pitch Competition

Total prize money of $2000 awarded to top pitches

What is the Business Pitch Contest?

This Clark Tank challenge is designed to help you take your idea into the world of angel investors and venture capitalists. All participants will be provided with tools and resources to help develop their pitch. Additionally, this challenge will help you explore your market, understand your customers and competitors, and develop a top-notch funding pitch.

2024 Winners

First Place:
Sophie Lee, '26

Second Place:
Will Brothers, '26
No Hour Vintage

Third Place Tie:

Yajaira Bonilla ’26, Gen Scholars 


Benicio Root ’26, Home in 1



Frank Crocetti
Angel Investor, Board Participant and Retired Executive

Meet the Judges


Ryan Cohen
Founder of Top Shelf Cannaseurs (TSC) and KindRun Delivery

Katie Cella
President and Chief Growth Officer & Strategist, Baltoro Consulting

Howard Goldstein
Managing Partner Cortlandt Private Capital, LLC

Please contact Teresa Quinn, Manager, E&I Program at with any questions.

2023 Winners

First Place:
Noah Katz, '26
The Umpire Channel


Second Place:
Wynne Dromey, '25
Colors of the Wynned


Third Place:

John D’Eufemia ’23,

Dylan Harloff ’23, &

Mikey Schiappa ’23



Runner Ups:

Alec Tarnowski '23
Tier Pro Wrestling

Rowan Turner '26

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