UGA's Next Top Entrepreneur

The annual Next Top Entrepreneur  pitch competition took place during Athens' StartUp Week April 9-13, 2018.

This year Yellow Card, a team from Auburn University took home the $10,000 grand prize after pitching their  blockchain startup.  

 

Keep an eye out for the 2019 competition dates and application!

 

About the competition:

Students from any college or university with a solid business idea, concept, and/or existing business are invited to pitch in front of a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs for a chance to win $10,000. 

Startup Team Requirements

  • At least two team members must be an active undergraduate/masters student (no doctoral students).
  • The startup must have less than $1 million in annual sales.
  • Only 4 members of the team may participate in the competition (no exceptions).
  • Have a registered LLC within the United States
  • At least two student team members must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • There is no limit on the type of business!
 2018 Winner - Yellow Card from Auburn University 

2018 Winner - Yellow Card from Auburn University 

 2017  Winner : Jesse Lafian of Reservoir LLC

2017  Winner : Jesse Lafian of Reservoir LLC