You Are Invited! UPitchNJ 2024!


The UPITCHNJ 2024 competition is sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs and hosted by the entrepreneurship education programs at participating colleges and universities.

The event will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on Friday April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited! For more information, contact Susan Scherreik at

UPITCHNJ will be held in Ballroom A (on the second floor) of the NJIT Campus Center. Click HERE for a map of the NJIT Campus and campus parking

UPITCHNJ 2024 Participating Universities

  • Drew University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Seton Hall University
  • William Paterson University

Available Prizes

1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $1,000
Best Early Stage Startup: $1,500
Audience Choice Award: $500

Congratulations to Last Year’s 2023 Winning Teams!
  • First Place Winner: MoneyUp – Alex Simeon, Rutgers University New Brunswick
  • Second Place Winner: One Stop EcoShop – Brooke and Madison Loza, Seton Hall University
  • Third Place Winner: Art for Hope – Ashley Kulikowski, Rowan University
  • Audience Choice Award: Art for Hope – Ashley Kulikowski, Rowan University
  • Best Early Stage Startup: VICI – Nicholas Sanker, Princeton University