Friday, April 5, 2019, 5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present PITCHFEST, the first Arts Entrepreneurship Competition. This is an exciting opportunity for MCAD undergraduates to stretch their creative thinking, consider how they can impact the world, and win some fantastic award money.

Twenty-four applications were submitted and 12 were selected as finalists. Mentors are being matched with the finalists to help them prepare for their final presentations. A panel of jurors has been selected that represents a mix of creatives and other professionals. Awards are $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, $1,500 for third place, $1,000 for the audience favorite not receiving another award.

Join us for the final presentations on April 5, where you can learn more about these innovative pitches and cast your vote for audience favorite. Light refreshments provided. RSVP below.


Pre-registration has closed; however, there is still space available. Please arrive between 4:30–5:00 p.m. to register at the door.

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This inaugural competition is sponsored in part by the Smaby Family Foundation and MCAD. Thanks to our additional event sponsors: Theater of Public Policy, Velasquez Family Coffee, and VoiceHive.