Behind every great pitch – is a woman.

On Nov. 16, JHTV will host Pitch It On!, a virtual pitch competition featuring Johns Hopkins women inventors seeking funding to support their innovation’s development. Three female-led innovations will be selected from a pool of applicants to present their pitches online to a panel of entrepreneurs for live feedback. The event culminates with the audience voting for the most compelling pitch which will be awarded $10,000.


Female faculty and professional researchers (including postdocs) with an active Johns Hopkins appointment as well as female Ph.D. students from any department or school.

Application and Review Process

All applications will be reviewed by an internal committee. Evaluation of proposals will be on the basis of innovation and scientific merit, prospective market impact, technical feasibility, and commercialization potential. The three finalists will be notified mid-October and will prepare a 10-minute pitch presentation to be delivered online on in November 16, 2023 at noon. A slide template will be provided, and JHTV staff are available to rehearse.

The Pitch Event

Three female innovators will each present their work via a 10-minute “pitch.” Pitches will (1) establish a compelling opportunity or unmet need, (2) propose a solution, and (3) describe the basics of a business model to bring that invention to the market. After each pitch, a panel of entrepreneurs and business mentors will offer feedback to each presenter. At the conclusion of the event, the audience will vote on the most compelling pitch. The winner of $10,000 will be announced before the conclusion of the event.


Applications are closed for 2023.