2021 Pitch Competition.

Saturday, June 5, 2021  |  9:00am - 3:30p

Join us for the 2021 Pitch Competition in Person at the Hilton Innovation Gallery or virtually during the live stream.

The winners will be announced at the Awards and Networking Luncheon. 

The keynote with the President of Marriott, Stephanie Linnartz and the Awards Ceremony will be live streamed at 1:40 pm.


The Schedule.

The Official Schedule for the 2021 Pitch Competition

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2021 Pitch Competition Finalists

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Eden Investment

Angel Deng & Kayleen Fan

Cornell University

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Emerald Investments

Lexi Effron, Keslie Easton, Nikki Loseff San Diego State University

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PEN Investments

Polina Shavrina,  Nadia Cismesia, Emma Toppi Michigan State University

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Celeste Companies

Emma Spring 

Washington State University

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Sana Mahmood

Zigurat Global Institute of Technology

See All 2021 Participants

We would love to take the opportunity to highlight all our incredible 2020 participants.

Missed this year? Apply for 2022

The application for the 2021 Pitch Competition is now closed and the finals for the 2021 She Has a Deal Pitch Competition will be on June 5th, 2021 at the Hilton Innovation Gallery in McLean, Virginia.

We will be posting information soon about the 2022 Application, so stay tuned! 

2021 Judges.


Dana Jacobsohn

Senior Vice President,

Global Mixed Use Development


Jenna Hackett

Global Brand Head, Curio & Tapestry Collections by Hilton


James Tierney

SVP of Development & Owner Relations, North America Hyatt Place, Hyatt House and Caption by Hyatt


Vinay Patel

President, Fairbrook Hotels, LLC

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Ingrid (Quimby) High

Head of Commercial Performance, Upscale


Omari Head

Director at Paramount Lodging Advisors