Behind every great pitch – is a woman.

JHTV is seeking applications from women innovators to pitch their invention at a virtual event on October 19 to receive feedback and the chance to win funding!

On October 19, JHTV will host its second Pitch It On! event, a virtual pitch competition featuring Johns Hopkins women inventors seeking an award of $10,000 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 Deadline – EXTENDED!

Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM

Application and Review Process

JHTV is collecting applications on a rolling basis through September 24 via a simple form below. 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 in early October and will prepare a five slide, five-minute pitch presentation to be delivered online on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM. A slide template will be provided, and JHTV staff are available to rehearse.

The Pitch Event

On October 19, three female innovators will each present their work via a five-slide, five-minute “pitch.” Pitches will (1) establish a compelling opportunity or unmet need, (2) propose an 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.

Apply to Pitch It On!

Complete the following simple application for the opportunity to pitch your idea.