Congratulations to Knowt!
Rutgers entrant to UPitchNJ
The UPitchNJ Competition is a startup pitch competition where undergraduate students pitch their business ideas against 14 other NJ Colleges and Universities. Winners receive cash prizes and gain access to business services, mentors, and opportunities. Rutgers has a great track record having won or placed in the top 3 over the past four years.
Each university sends one student team to compete in the UPitchNJ Competition. For 2020, all teams that entered the Rutgers preliminary competition were nominated by a Rutgers faculty or staff member.
Rutgers entrant, Knowt, is “An app that uses artificial intelligence to automatically turn your notes into review quizzes.”
We encourage you to cheer on Knowt as they compete for the finals.
April 27 – Top 6 Finalist notified
May 1 – UPitchNJ Virtual Competition – Six finalist will make their presentations live. The Statewide Competition is sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs and will be live streamed for the public Each team will have 5 minutes for their presentation followed by 8 minutes Q&A) Information on the event and prior UPitchNJ Competitions can be found at https://upitchnj.org/
May 1 – Virtual Pitch Event Schedule
- 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Keynote Address: Marcus Weldon, CEO Nokia
Bell Labs & Judges Introduction
- 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Team 1 Presentation
- 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Team 2 Presentation
- 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – Team 3 Presentation
- 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Team 4 Presentation
- 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Team 5 Presentation
- 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Team 6 Presentation
- 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Break (Judges Decision)
- 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Awards / Marcus closing
Rules for the Rutgers Pitch-off
- Students must apply by 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, February 19
- You must include the name, department and email of a Rutgers Faculty or Staff Member on your application form (they must be familiar with your innovation)
- The team must be all Rutgers undergrads (1 to 5 members)
- One or more team members must be able to attend the event on Friday, April 17 at Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill (begins at 1:00 pm) – transportation can be provided if necessary
Rutgers Team Aersys won 2nd Place at the UpitchNJ 2019 Competition