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Founder Institute Jamaica's
Inaugural Business Model
Pitch Competition

Do you have a startup, or a strong idea for a startup? Submit your 3 minutes pitch and you could win a FREE spot in our next accelerator programme!


Pitch your business idea to us for a chance to win: 

1st Prize: A fellowship to the Founder Institute Jamaica Accelerator programme. 

Starts January 2023.

A US$399 value. 

2nd & 3rd Prizes: Pitch coaching with Founder Institute mentors in our pre-accelerator pitch lab.

A US$150 value.

Deadline for submission of your pitch:

Monday, Nov. 21 at 11:59pm.

​This competition is for:

  • Founders who have a business idea and want to know if it is monetizable.

  • Founders who have already started their business and is looking for investment.

  • Founders who want feedback on their pitch to make it better. 

  • Budding entrepreneurs seeking feedback on their business idea.

  • Persons who has applied or is thinking of applying for our accelerator programme.

Competition Rules

The best 3 pitches will be featured at our "How to Pitch Your Startup Idea to Jamaican Investors & Experts" online event on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00pm. 

  • We will pick the best 3 pitches based on the following criteria:

    • The originality or how innovative the idea is.​

    • Clarity.

    • Simplicity or elegance of the solution.

​The Steps:

  • Write or video record a 3 minutes pitch and submit to us by Monday, Nov. 21 at 11:59pm.

  • Your pitch will be reviewed by the Founder Institute Jamaica team.

  • We will pick the top 3 pitches.

  • The selected founders will be invited to pitch live at our pitch event on November 22 to real investors and experts.
  • Reading your pitch is not allowed, come prepared to present from the heart.​.​


If you need help on how to prepare your pitch, join us on one of our global pitch events for tips on how to present a good business model pitch:

Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Idea to Startup Experts, Online on Nov. 9 at 8:00pm. 


Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online) on Nov. 16 at 1:00pm.


How to Pitch Your Startup Idea to Jamaican Investors & Experts Online

Nov 22, 2022 at 6:00pm
(FREE Event)

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