Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center

2021 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition


Do you have a business idea? Enter the 2021 Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition presented by FIU's Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and College of Business

Entry Dates: January 25 through March 2, 2021

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 and faculty.

Download the 2021 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 fiuchallenge@miamiherald.com 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 25, 2021
Official Call for Entries and cover story in the Miami Herald Business Monday

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. - NO EXCEPTIONS!


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2021 FIU Track Judges

Karlene C. Cousins
Chair and Associate Professor, Information Systems and Business Analytics, FIU Business

Orlando Espinosa
Co-Founder, Emineo Media

Juan Carlos Abello
CEO and Founder, Nuvola

Seema Pissaris
Clinical Professor, Management, FIU Business

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

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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
Email: entrepreneurship@fiu.edu

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