Blackstone LaunchPad at UAlbany Hosts Their 2nd Annual "Can You Pitch?" Event

UAlbany’s Blackstone LaunchPad will be hosting the second annual “Can You Pitch?” contest. Students stop by the table and pull a prop from a bag, they are then given 30 seconds to give an improvised prop-based pitch. Each week following the “Can You Pitch?” event, videos will be posted on the UAlbany Blackstone LaunchPad instagram, along with questions that are based on the chosen videos.

 At the end of the week, one winner will be chosen among all of those who have submitted answers to the posted questions. The prizes include Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, Blackstone LaunchPad gear, school spirit bead necklaces, and candy.

 Last year, UAlbany Blackstone LaunchPad won the Global Orientation Competition competing against 30 other universities. UAlbany Blackstone LaunchPad used the “Can You Pitch?” event to register more than 1,400 students.

 Almost 9 percent of UAlbany’s student body registered to join Blackstone LaunchPad’s network. That is the highest percentage of any of the program’s 30 university partners, including four other major university campuses in New York State – Cornell University, New York University, Syracuse University, and the University at Buffalo.