5 Minute Pitch

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • WPI Campus Center


  • Advance registration is required
    College/University ID required at check-in
    There will be a $5.00 registration fee for student walk-ins
  • Please pre-register by noon Monday prior to the event. You must be logged in to register as a member.


2019 5-Minute Pitch Contest

Eight finalists are chosen from all applicants to present on April 23. Finalists get 1-on-1 coaching to prepare for their presentations.  All applicants are eligible to participate in the Innovation Showcase April 23 during the event.  Each of the past 3 years, over 225 investors, start-ups and service-providers have attended this event.

Deadline for applicants: February 28th, more information coming soon!

This is The Venture Forum’s 12th Annual 5-Minute Pitch Contest. It has been incredibly powerful in getting startups the outlet that they need to advance their business to the next level.

Eight (8) companies will pitch for the audience and judges. In addition, the room will have approximately 20 other businesses displaying their ideas in an Innovation Showcase before the event and during networking time.

In the last 4 years, two 5-Minute Pitch CEOs have been chosen by Forbes magazine as their "30 Under 30" award recipients.


Paul G. Silva - A lifelong entrepreneur and educator passionate about helping people & teams create economic prosperity through innovation. Through his career he has had the privilege and joy to inspire thousands of people to innovate, help hundreds of startups launch, and see those startups create a tenfold increase in local startup activity.

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