Seton Hall’s Pirate Pitch Contest

Seton Hall University offers high school students a chance to win cash and scholarships by entering a Pirate Pitch contest designed to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation.

1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).

2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).

All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter

Submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that you would like to create. Or,  tell us about a business you’ve already launched! Students need to answer the following questions:

  1. What problem does the product or service solve?
  2. How do you propose making money?
  3. Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
  4. Who is your competition and how are you going to be better than them?

Deadline

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at midnight.

Eligibility

All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Ten finalists will be selected by late October and invited to present their business ideas in person or via Skype to a panel of judges at Seton Hall University on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., with a reception to follow. Plus,  students can make a weekend out of it and attend our Open House on November 20.

 Learn more by visiting shu.edu/go/HSPitch