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What is Pitch-a-Kid?

Pitch-a-Kid is an event where real entrepreneurs pitch company ideas to elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th) school-aged kids. The format is traditional, with the company pitchers having 5 minutes to present and the kid judges having up to 6 minutes to ask questions. The winners earn bragging rights because they can explain their company so well even a kid will understand it. It’s a great, low-risk way for entrepreneurs to refine their pitches to help kids learn what they do, how they do it, and why.

The Pitch-a-Kid event is designed to push entrepreneurs to refine their pitches to make sense to kids (without being condescending) and allows kids to develop critical thinking skills drawing from Bloom’s Taxonomy of Education/Webb’s Depth of Knowledge leveraging the Socratic Method – asking questions of the entrepreneurs. This inquisitive process establishes a solid foundation for creating college and career-ready children for our community. And maybe will inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in the process!

The kids experience the unique opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs, develop and expand their critical thinking skills, and learn how an idea comes to life in the business world.



The kids (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) are the judges and are encouraged to ask questions and think critically about the ideas presented. This inquisitive process establishes a strong foundation in preparing kids for college and professional careers.

Interested in Judging?

Apply HERE!



As an entrepreneur, your pitch must be clear, simple, and concise. If you can’t explain it to a kid, you’ll have difficulty explaining it to investors. Pitch-a-Kid provides a low-risk venue to present your pitch and gather honest and unfiltered feedback. At the same time, you’re helping kids learn real-world business skills.

Interested in pitching to kids?

Apply HERE!



Interested in sponsoring a Pitch-a-Kid event in your community? It is a fantastic way for your brand to connect with kids in a fun and engaging way.

Interested in sponsoring?

Click HERE!


Event Tickets

Join in the fun and watch entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and answer questions from kids. It’s a front-row seat to witness the unfiltered and brilliant questions from minds that aren’t yet programmed for business jargon and VC lingo.

Our next event is scheduled for the fall of 2024, hosted by Texas Venture Labs at the University of Texas. More details to follow. Stay tuned!

Past Startup Participants

Past Schools Represented