Programs  / Pitch Contests

Are you a fan of creating and tinkering? Do you dream of bringing your product to the masses? Then you have come to the right place! Join us for our Makers & Risk-Takers Pitch Contest in Lawrence on Thursday, October 6thCalling all fabulous makers, creators, developers, and big-dreamers hoping to shake up the status quo with their innovative products and ideas!

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Makers & Risk Takers Pitch Contest: Apply Now!

As a host of over 20 Pitch Contests in Lowell-Lawrence, EforAll offers aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to a small panel of judges for a chance to win a Cash Prize! But that’s not all- there are two amazing networking opportunities in which you can connect with other budding entrepreneurs and industry experts! Catch the vibrant maker energy of the Lowell-Lawrence communities and revel in the enthusiasm and excitement of passionate people looking to create a business or non-profit.


Event Date: Thursday, October 6th

Event Location: Lawrence, Ma (location to be determined)

Event Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Deadline: Thursday, September 15th @ 11:59 PM



If you are afraid you might miss this Pitch Contest, never fear! The NEXT chance to Pitch your amazing idea is already here!

The Application for our All Ideas Pitch Contest is also open! Apply Here!

The Deadline for the All Ideas Pitch Contest is October 11th @ 11:59 PM


Pitch contests provide you with the opportunity to win funding, exposure, and expert feedback for your idea! Get the ball rolling and apply today!


  • First Place – $1,000
  • Second Place – $750
  • Third Place – $500
  • Fan-Favorite (audience members text in their votes) – $500
EforAll Expert Adam Medros - Senior Vice President of Global Product, TripAdvisor

EforAll Expert Adam Medros (Senior Vice President of Global Product, TripAdvisor)

During each contest, EforAll invites top industry experts to judge each finalist’s pitch. Here is a list of experts who have taken part in past pitch contests.

Creative Economy Sector:

Finance Sector:


Local Sector:

  • Benny Espaillat – Owner, Zapato Aqui Shoe Store
  • Deb Gurry – Founder & Owner, Clock Tower Cafe & Union Street Grill (Lawrence)
  • Fred Faust – President, Edge Group, Inc. 
  • Julia Silverio – Founder, Julia’s Travel and & Silverio Insurance Agency

Marketing/PR/Media Sectors:

Non-Profit/Foundation/Social Impact Sectors:

Tech/High-Growth Sectors:

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Need examples of past pitch contest applications? 

Click here to see an example of a strong pitch contest application!

Click here to see an example of a bad pitch contest application!


Program Contact:
Lianna Kushi, Program Manager of the Entreprenership for All Entreprenuer Program