Given the number of participants from both campuses, the Palm Desert Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition we will be moved to a single combined event. The semi-final qualifying event will be held on Nov 8th at the SMSU Theater at San Bernardino campus from 5-9pm.

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2018 Garner Holt PDC

The Student Fast Pitch Competition is an innovative program offered by Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) that gives CSUSB students an opportunity to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams by presenting their business venture to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs.

The annual competition consists of student entrepreneurs giving 90-second fast pitches to a panel of investors and other members of Southern California's entrepreneurial community. Each fast pitch is judged for the quality of the presentation and its investment potential.

If you have questions about the competition or entry process, contact Stacey Allis at Phone: 909.537.3217
or Email:

Why Should You Enter the Fast Pitch Competition?

Students with an idea for a new business venture of any type are encouraged to enter. Why? By entering, you will:

  1. Learn how to present your idea to potential investors in less than 90-seconds and sharpen your communication skills.
  2. Get feedback from local business experts on the quality of your business idea.
  3. Have a chance to win cash prizes.

How Do I Enter?

Entering the Fast Pitch Competition is easy! All you need to do is:

Submit your entry by Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Once your application is received along with a 250-word summary of the business concept, you will be in the running to be selected to make a 90-second fast pitch at the qualifying event during Entrepreneurship Day on November 1st. At the qualifying event our panel of judges (investors, entrepreneurs) select the top student who will receive additional mentoring and coaching in preparation of making their pitch at the Spirit of the Entrepreneur event on November 15th.

If you have questions about the competition or entry process, contact Stacey Allis at Phone: 909.537.3217
or Email:


The following criteria must be followed to enter the Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition:

  1. All students entering must be currently enrolled at Cal State San Bernardino at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  2. All students will pitch proposed business ideas or businesses that have been in operation less than 1 year.
  3. All submitted materials must be the original work of the student.

The Fast Pitch Review Committee reserves the right to reject any business idea for the following reasons:

  1. Deemed to be in violation of the CSUSB Code of Ethics.
  2. Violates any local, state or national law.
  3. Appears to be pornographic in nature.

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