Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition

Do you have a business idea?

Enter the 2020 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition presented by FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and College of Business

Entry Dates: February 27 through March 2, 2020

Entering the challenge can give you valuable media coverage in The Miami Herald as well as exposure to possible investors for your business.

The FIU Track is open to all CURRENT FIU Students, Alumni & Faculty

Download the 2020 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition

Submit your entry

Please provide a 12-20 Slide Pitch Deck

Tips on Preparing Your Entry

Send via email to along with your FIU Student ID Number.

*Please note, that you may only enter one Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition track.

Important Challenge Dates

Monday, January 27, 2020
Official Call for Entries and cover story in The Miami Herald Business Monday

Monday, March 2, 2020
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm - NO EXCEPTIONS!

2020 FIU Track Judges

Juan Carlos Abello
CEO & Founder of Nuvola

Dr. Karlene C. Cousins
Chair, Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics
College of Business
Florida International University

Orlando Espinosa
Co-Founder of Emineo Media 

Manuel Pila
Economic Developer, City of Doral

Ricardo Weisz
Consultant, Florida SBDC at FIU
Founder & President of Northvest
President of Miami Innovation Fund
Founder of Interim Healthcare of Miami

Pitch Deck Resources

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Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center
FIU Downtown on Brickell
1101 Brickell Avenue, S1100
Miami, Florida 33131
Telephone: 305.779.9230
Fax: 305.779.9231

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