Pitch Contest

Each category winner will receive a $500 gift card

*An additional $500 gift card for the popular vote

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Global Cleveland will be presenting 12 international students who have impressive talents, experience and an innovative idea that you want to pitch in front of employers, this is your time. This opportunity is not limited to current students; if you were previously enrolled, a graduate or an international newcomer currently residing in Northeast Ohio, you can start filling out your application form. Selected international students will pitch to attendees and guest judges (employers from different fields) in a showcase/demo table style presentation.

Submission of Ideas

Global Cleveland will be collecting submissions from international students and announce the finalist in the last week of February. Please submit a single paragraph describing their pitch ideas and/or 3 Powerpoint slides and application with a summary. Submissions need to be received by close of day on February 11, 2021.

Judging Process

There will be 3 judges for each category

Key Dates:

Friday, March 5, 2021, at 4 PM


There are 4 categories for student to pitch in:

  • Business Management and Process Improvement

  • Community/Civic Innovations

  • Healthcare/Biomedical

  • IT/Connected Devices (IOT)