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Pitch-a-Thon is an inaugural intercollegiate pitch competition hosted by IDEA, Northeastern University’s Official Venture Accelerator. This event spans ten universities throughout the Greater Boston Area highlighting the importance of innovation, entrepreneurship, and real-world problem-solving from the greatest undergraduate founders. Ventures included represent the below universities:

  • Northeastern

  • Babson

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Bentley

  • Emerson

  • Harvard

  • Suffolk

  • Tufts

  • Wentworth

We know not every young founder can afford to miss classes for investor events, attend networking times, or showcase themselves on a similar playing field in fundraising. Therefore, the event's mission statement is “Innovation is on our campuses” to further exemplify the diverse and often overlooked founders currently pursuing a degree and a venture.

We are here to empower young entrepreneurs and connect them to the right resources and networks to continue their success. The prize pool, funded by corporate sponsors, will be divided according to the panel of esteemed judges after the pitches to allow for equal access and opportunity.


5:30 PM- Doors Open

6:00 PM - Welcome Ceremony

6:15 PM - Yvonne Hao Keynote

6:30 PM - Pitches Start

8:00 PM - Prizes announced & Networking

*By attending this event, you are agreeing to be photographed and recorded for promotional purposes


Yvonne Hao is Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development for the State of Massachusetts. We are thrilled to have her present a keynote speech.

We are excited to be partnering with Underscore VC for Pitchathon. Underscore is a Boston VC firm that backs bold entrepreneurs at the seed stage with an aligned community designed to fit each startup's unique needs.

We are excited to be partnering with Mintz. Mintz was founded in Boston more than 85 years ago. Today they are an Am Law 100 firm with 500 attorneys and a global reach. You can access their outstanding legal services in seven locations in the United States and London.

We are excited to be partnering with WSGR. For more than 60 years, Wilson Sonsini has represented technology pioneers associated with virtually every milestone innovation, as well as life sciences trailblazers shaping the future of healthcare. Today, the firm is synonymous with ushering promising, innovative companies through their business life cycle.

East Village Residence Hall
291 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
17th Floor
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