V2 Pitch Competition

​Kickstart your startup.

You could be one event away from finding inspiration for your venture — or meeting the very people who will help fund it. So we invite you to participate in our campus-wide venture challenge. 

The V2 Pitch Competition is an initiative others call “Shark Tank meets academia.” Abuzz with bold ideas and resources to pull them off, our community is the hub for entrepreneurial activity in the San Diego region and beyond.

From booming startups to using creativity to build a new world economy that helps improve lives, our entrepreneurship initiatives make magic happen. Venture finalists in the V2 Pitch Competition, featuring students from Latin America and USD, will have the opportunity to pitch in front of a panel of distinguished angel investors.

This year, we are proud to announce an exciting partnership with the USD Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering that will award $10,000 for the Larry Kull Endowed Student Award in Engineering and Entrepreneurship and an additional $10,000 for the Starpoint Award, bringing this year’s possible V2 Pitch prize to $40,000.

Join us at the V2 Pitch Competition finals and watch our entrepreneurs go from wild dreams to wildly successful.

Meet Last Year's V2 Winners

Important Dates to Remember 

  • Feb. 13, 2020: All You Need to Know: an informative session that will guide you through the entire V2 Pitch process
  • March 12, 2020: Sell, Don't Tell: get coached on creating your pitch deck for the competition
  • March 23, 2020: Deadline to submit pitch deck
  • April 10, 2020: Finalists to be announced
  • April 16, 2020: Final coaching session by experts
  • April 23, 2020: Annual V2 Pitch Competition 

Apply Here 


You have the idea. Now you just need a shot at making it happen. At our annual Venture Vetting (V2) Pitch Competition, you can present your venture to real angel investors for a chance to win seed money to start your business.  


How to enter:

  • Craft a 10-slide pitch deck that describes your venture and funding goal. Submit it as a PowerPoint or Prezi file.
  • Stay tuned for submission link.
  • Submission Deadline: Mar. 23, 2020, 11:59 p.m. 

Finalists will be announced after the pitch decks are reviewed. The V2 Pitch Competition will take place on Apr. 23, 2020.

If you have any questions please reach out to Regina Bernal, entrepreneurship manager.