Harvard Stock Pitch Competition 2019



The Harvard Financial Analysts Club would like to personally invite you to our annual intercollegiate stock pitch competition. We are incredibly fortunate to have many great sponsors this year, so we are including more opportunities to not only learn about those firms but also learn from and network with top investors - you do not want to miss this opportunity to build these valuable connections! See below for details about the competition.

Step 1) Teams of 1-5 undergraduates (teams of 2+ must have at least 1 female member) must fill out the registration form and submit a PowerPoint presentation of their pitch to with the subject line "2019 HFAC Stock Pitch Competition - [school name]" by Saturday, October 5th at 11:59 PM EST. There is an associated registration fee of $25 per person.

Step 2) If selected to participate in the final round on October 26th, we will notify your team by October 12th in order to give teams adequate time to arrange travel and lodging. Said email will also include more logistics in terms of competition location, schedule, etc.

Step 3) The finals of the competition will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST at Harvard. The finalist teams will present in front of an elite panel of judges. Teams will pitch their ideas in an 10-minute pitch (followed by 8-10 minutes of prepared Q&A from the judges) during a final round presentation. The top 3 teams will win cash prizes totaling $1,000. 



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1. For all teams with two or more members, at least one member must be female.

2. Interested participants should focus on doing original, high quality fundamental research.

3. The pitch deck should include an industry overview, business description, thesis summary, supporting evidence, valuation including key drivers, risks, and a conclusion. 

4. There is no minimum or maximum size requirements for the companies you pitch. Any size company is fine as long as the research is unique and thorough.


Pitch Requirements

1. Do not skip over the business description/industry overview. The judges are looking for participants to identify very high-quality businesses at attractive prices. A pitch that displays a deep understanding of a high-quality business and long-term drivers for outperformance is likely to fare better in the competition than a quick business description followed by an overly complicated DCF analysis.

2. The judges will have read the presentations from finalists in advance. Finalists should be well prepared for difficult questions challenging their thesis and conclusions.

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