By Bruin Entrepreneurs

it starts with one pitch



what is 1000 Pitches?

1000 Pitches is a four-week long campaign hosted by Bruin Entrepreneurs with the goal of fostering entrepreneurial thinking across UCLA. Students from all backgrounds will be able to pitch their ideas. All ideas are welcome!

how does it work?

You can submit a 30-second video of your idea or pitch through this website or our Facebook page, or find us on Bruinwalk! You will automatically get a free shirt for participating. You will also get the chance to be selected for the best pitch of the week, which we will publish weekly on our Facebook page.

At the end of our campaign, we will select the top ten ideas and host a final event. If you are selected as a finalist, you will pitch in front of an audience and a judging panel consisting of representatives from top VC firms in LA. The winners will be awarded prizes!

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2018 winners

First Place: Siddharth Pandiya

An enterprise software company that allows businesses to be more empathetic to user needs and values through the use of psychology and machine learning to analyze user personality traits and preferences. This technology provides an end-to-end, personalized experience for the user from analyzing just 400 words of text the user has written.

Second Place: Juliette Frank

A laundry monitoring app. With the abundance of college students waiting to do their laundry at any given moment, this app provides a better way to do laundry by monitoring which machines are being used and when any free up for use.

Third Place: Priya Kanipakam

Customizable sportswear with injury support that provides a fashionable alternative to the outdated option of bulky knee braces awkwardly stuffed under a pair of pants in the event of something like a knee injury.



Do I have to be a certain major to participate?

Does it have to be a business idea? What if I don’t have any?

Where can I pitch?

I just want the free shirt, but I don’t want to pitch. Is this OK?

What is a pitch exactly?


Nope! We accept pitches from any major. In fact, we value diversity of thought and encourage students from non-conventional majors (aka not Biz Econ, CS, or others) to try and pitch your idea!

Although a compelling idea for a startup or a business will most likely be selected for best weekly pitches and the top ten pitches, you can pitch any idea for the free shirt. We appreciate your initiative to get out of your comfort zone and put your idea out there!

You can find us on Bruinwalk during the weekdays - we will be posting in our event page every time we set up, so keep an eye out for that! You can also submit your video through our website here or send your video to our Facebook page.

Unfortunately, you can only get the shirt after you pitch. The good news is, the pitch is only 30 seconds, so it’s super short and you can literally pitch anything you want! A lot of people come up with ideas on the spot, and we love them.

A pitch is when you state your idea and convince your audience that your idea is amazing. People get creative with their pitches, so there is no exact standard. However, here’s an example from last year to get you inspired,