The sixth annual UPitchNJ, an innovative statewide collegiate business model competition showcasing the top young talent from twelve New Jersey Universities, will be held April 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in a live stream, virtual format sponsored by Nokia Bell Labs.

The team to represent Princeton this year is Junction, the most flexible digital feedback ecosystem for education. The team includes Cindy Han '22 COS, Angelo Ou '22 COS, and Amanda Vera '22 COS. 

Teams will be judged on originality and creativity of their idea, the perceived ability to execute the idea and turn it into a viable, profitable business, and/or venture with significant social value as well as their oral presentation. 

The panel of judges includes industry professionals from both Nokia Bell Labs and NPG Capital:

Paul Asel, Co-founder & Managing Partner of NGP Capital

Paige Brown, NGP Capital Portfolio Analyst  

Sean Kennedy, Executive Lab Leader

Thierry Klein, Executive Lab Leader

Divya Raghavan, NGP Capital Senior Associate 

Tod Sizer, Executive Lab Leader

The competition’s aim is to highlight the ingenuity and creativity of today’s college entrepreneurs, who are increasingly launching businesses from their dorm rooms and University incubators. As entrepreneurship educators in New Jersey, we want to provide a networking forum for students, mentors, and potential investors.

For more information, visit the UPitchNJ website.

The event will be live streamed on the UPitchNJ Facebook page.


Who can attend?

Open to the public and the campus community.