Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition

The annual Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition is designed to provide a platform for FIU students and alumni to showcase new ideas, while providing a forum to attract investment for their business models. The business model must prove itself to have breadth and sustainability; as well as demonstrate that it possesses, or can acquire, the resources to actually launch and be viable.

Important Dates

Entry Dates: TBD

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.

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

Official Call for Entries and cover story in the Miami Herald Business Monday

All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. - NO EXCEPTIONS!