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Got an idea and need funding?
Pitch it to us for a chance to receive up to $25,000 in grants, plus training, to get your project off the ground. All TCU students can apply.

Step 1 - Apply
Fill out the application below.

Step 2 - Pitch
If chosen from your application, pitch your idea to a panel of judges in five minutes.

Step 3 - Funding and Training
Winners get access to grants and training workshops.

Click here for guidelines
Click here for presentation tips

Round 1 - 2 minute pitch with 2 minute Q&A
Apply by February 3, 2020
Pitch Day February 4, 2020


Round 2 - 2 minute pitch  with 2 minute Q&A
Apply by March 2, 2020
Pitch Day March 3, 2020

DEEP DIVE - 15 minute pitch with 5 minute Q&A
Apply by April 14, 2020
Pitch Day April 15, 2020

Questions? Stop by the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on the 3rd floor of Smith Hall, or email

Select a pitch day:
What is the name of your idea?
What are the names of everyone involved?
TCU Email:
Personal email address (other than TCU):
Personal LinkedIn link:
Mobile Phone:
TCU ID Number:
Are you a TCU undergraduate student, or graduate student?

Briefly describe to us your idea. What problem are you solving? *

Is there anything like it in the market currently? *

What is so unique about your idea? What is your competitive advantage? What makes your idea stand out from everything else out there? *

Who is your ideal customer? Your target market? *

How serious are you about making your idea a reality? Have you invested any of your own money? *

How much money do you think you need to make this happen? *

How did you hear about CREATE powered by Shaddock?

All applicants must submit a PowerPoint presentation before the competition day. Please submit your presentation to