Pitch Competitions

Competitions That Create Community.

Boise Entrepreneur Week’s pitch competitions allow early-stage entrepreneurs to compete for a chance at winning $300,000 in prize money for two reasons: to advance entrepreneurship in the Boise community and help local businesses with funding and talent. BEW also provides an opportunity to be considered for a $100K equity placement by Connetic Ventures.

BEW Pitch Competition

Our marquee pitch competition gives early-stage entrepreneurs a chance at winning $50,000 in non-dilutive prize money, with $5,000 going to the runner-up.

ERTH Wins Pitch Competition 2021


A food and beverage pitch competition that helps entrepreneurs take their products from the farmers market to the supermarket. Applicants compete for a chance at winning $50,000 in non-dilutive prize money and shelf space at Albertsons.


Hacking for homebuilding

A statewide (and beyond) solution and pitch competition for the homebuilding industry. Features both student and professional divisions.



The Elevator Pitch Competition is a fun event and the most accessible pitch competition - open to the public. Participants will arrive with a simple, 2-3 minutes "elevator" pitch and pitch to as many of the dozens of judges spread throughout the room as possible in the allotted time. Participants receive scores from the judges and they are tallied up, with winners announced at the end and prizes awarded.

University of Idaho and presented by Wells Fargo

Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge

Presented by Boise State University’s Venture College and the Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity, allows participants to form teams, choose a problem provided by industry partners, and propose a solution in the form of a new venture. Applications are due Oct. 6.



Allows students to propose solutions to real-world problems facing Idaho. Students may participate by forming teams during the event and submitting a video pitch by Nov. 23.

Advance registration is not required.

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