Golden Pitch Idea final round Nov. 17-19


The Golden Idea Pitch Competition is an annual event hosted by the Hatchery.

The competition is designed to provide support, mentorship, and funding to students of the University of Southern Mississippi.

This is the fourth annual occurrence of this acclaimed event which is a place for students to pitch ideas in order to receive funding to make their dreams a reality.

The deadline for submissions was Friday, Oct. 14. Then, on Nov. 1 these students will present their submissions live before a board of judges. The final round for the Golden Idea Pitch Competition will be held from Nov. 17 through the 19.

This year the competition will be held differently from the way it has been held in years prior. In order to upgrade the experience, this year’s final pitch event will be a “weekend hackathon.”

What exactly is a hackathon? Well, this portion of the event has been described as a way to fast track contestant’s ideas in under 50 hours.

Don’t miss out on hearing from some of our university’s best and brightest as they pitch their ideas on how they want to leave the University of Southern Mississippi better than they found it. For more information on this exciting event, be sure to go to