Texas Tech University

Student Startup Competition

Students can pitch ideas in the areas of...

  • Sports Media

  • Gaming

  • Social Media

  • Digital Entertainment

  • News and Information

  • Public Advocacy and Activism

  • Innovative

Application Deadline:

April 7

When is it?

April 7, Application materials due by midnight!

Please fill out the application with the requested materials online here. If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Geoffrey Graybeal at geoffrey.graybeal@ttu.edu.

Who Can Compete?

The competition is open to all undergraduate students at Texas Tech University. Individuals may apply solo or in groups of up to five students per team. At least one CoMC student must be part of the team.

After applying, you'll get additional information and resources to help you through the process, including information on a pitch video. Based on the videos, student teams will be assigned alumni mentors to assist them in refining their concept and final pitches. The top teams will be invited to pitch in person before a panel of experts (alumni, investors, business owners, and university officials).

Winners Will Get


Two winning teams will be selected to receive prizes to continue developing their ideas with the university providing additional resources and guidance throughout the year.


For additional questions regarding the competition check out our FAQs page here. You can also email studentstartup.comc@ttu.edu or contact Dr. Geoffrey Graybeal at geoffrey.graybeal@ttu.edu, 806-834-6485 for any other questions.

Past competitions

2015 2016