Pitch Night 2023

Pitch Night 2023
Posted on 05/01/2023
Stage shot Pitch Night 2022It’s Shark Tank but with high school entrepreneurs. It’s Pitch Night 2023.

On Thursday, May 4, six Alamo Heights HS Business Incubator teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges who awarded more than $20,000 in prize money.

A livestream of the stage event is available here.

1st Place ($10,000)- Refilament
2nd Place ($8,000)- WarBands
3rd Place ($5,000)- Rising Chef
People's Choice ($1,000) - Bandzy

Teams have spent the last year developing and refining a product or service and now seek seed money to kickstart the next phase of their entrepreneurial journey.

Five finalists were selected to pitch their ideas on stage- Nosh, WarBands, Rising Chef, Bandzy and Refilament.

A sixth Wild Card team was invited to join them based on votes from attendees- Light Right. Other Wild Card finalists were: Package Protect, Akro Hat, Clean Coast Co., and Hat Daddy.

Through the Business Incubator program, an innovative elective course, students have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams along with foundational business topics such as ideation, minimum viable product, marketing and finance.

For the past two years, the AHHS Pitch Night Grand Prize winners (Fyder & Nusic) have also been selected to compete at the National Pitch Competition, which is held in Chicago, Illinois during the month of July.
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