$5,000 Grand Prize!

NO FEE to ENTER the PITCH COMPETITION -- but you must be a registered Attendee for the 2019 Freedom Summit II

DEADLINE EXTENDED to apply for Pitch Competition

new deadline is MIDNIGHT Saturday JUNE 1st









Last Year's Finalists at the Pitch Competition

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to be eligible to submit an application for the Pitch Competition, you must meet all three of the following conditions:

1.   You must be at least one of the following:

• Veteran (other than dishonorably discharged)

• Service-disabled Veteran

• Active Duty military service member

• Reservist or National Guard member

• Current spouse of a Veteran, Active Duty service member, or Reservist or
  National Guard member

• Widowed spouse of a service member who died while in service or of a
  service-connected disability


2.   If you are entering on behalf of a business, you must be one of the following:

• Sole owner of the business or proposed business

• The authorized representative of a business that is at least 5% owned and controlled
  by you, you must be a C-level executive of the business, and you must have full power
  and authority to act on behalf of the business

3.   You must also:

• Be registered as an Attendee for the Summit 

• Submit a Pitch Application and Participation Agreement on behalf of yourself and any
  business you represent for purposes of the Pitch Competition
• Have no known intellectual property issues

• Agree to comply with all deadlines and Official Rules, including any and all


There are lots of benefits, but here are a few to consider: The Pitch Competition gives you an opportunity to practice explaining and selling your idea to other people. It will help you refine your ideas and business plan, as well as build your confidence for talking with prospective clients and/or investors.

Please download the Official Rules & Helpful Tips on this page. It contains a lot of useful information as well as someone to contact directly. You can also send a message with the Comment&Question form at the bottom of this page.

Please refer to the Official Rules and Helpful Tips, but here is a quick summary:

  • Pitch Officials are scheduled to select the Finalists and notify them by Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 
  • If you are selected as a Finalist, you will be given further instructions, including how to submit proof of eligibility (such as DD214, military ID, etc.) and the Pitch Deck you plan to use.
  • We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 15, 2019, where Finalists will pitch live at the 2019 Freedom Summit II.

GOOD LUCK! See you at the Summit!

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