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UTA Libraries Pitch of the Week Contest: Home

UTA Libraries and the Startup Lounge present...

POW! Is a fun, fast-paced, competitive event for students from diverse backgrounds, subject disciplines and levels of experience to sharpen their teamwork skills, think on their feet, and communicate their creative ideas. Students are put on the spot to work together in a safe, positive, low-risk environment.

POW! is a game-show-style contest where teams of three or four students compete to pitch their proposals to a randomly selected prompt. Teams have 20 minutes to brainstorm and develop their pitch—it can be an invention, a new business, a product, a service, a solution to pressing problem… anything that speaks to the given prompt! Teams then have 5 minutes to present their pitches, which are judged by local community and business leaders, UTA faculty, Peer Academic Leaders, and the audience.

POW! takes place at the UTA FabLab, on the first floor of Central Library every Thursday in April and the first Thursday in May between noon and 1:00 (excluding April 5, 2018).

We invite ALL undergraduate students at UTA to register to compete, but be sure to read the rules before you register, some conditions apply.

We invite all UTA community to come spectate the fun! Audience participation is a key component, we’ll be asking you to weigh in with your own thoughts about the prompts, as well as vote for the best pitch!

Prizes, you ask? HECK YES, there will be prizes!  Every contestant will receive at least a $10 gift card from a choice of vendors* just for participating. Members of teams that advance to the final round will get at least a $20 gift card, and members of the winning team get to upgrade to a $50 gift card!  Plus, there will be popcorn and refreshments for everyone, even the audience--arrive early, refreshments don't last long!

Pitch of the Week is co-sponsored by UTA Libraries and the Startup Lounge.

* Choices include and Starbucks.

Spring 2018 POW! Canceled

Due to unusually low registration, we have decided to cancel POW for spring 2018. We will return in fall with a new time, one that will hopefully be better for more students. We regret the cancelation and appreciate your interest in Pitch of the Week!

Watch Live on Facebook

POW! streams live from UTA Libraries Facebook page every Thursday in April and the first Thursday in May (excluding April 5, 2018) from noon-1:00.

“Like” our Facebook page, and be sent an alert when the show is about to begin!

We'll archive the videos on YouTube for watching later. UTA Libraries YouTube subscribers will be notified when videos have been posted.