Pitch Competition

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Regenerative Rehabilitation Pitch Competition

The Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation will be hosting a Regenerative Rehabilitation Pitch Competition, funded by AR3T. The winning pitch/applicant will receive $10,000 in funding to support novel directions in Regenerative Rehabilitation research. Applicants will present their pitch to a panel of judges during the Thursday night reception and the winner will be announced during the closing statements Saturday. After the event, AR3T leadership will meet with the “winner” to discuss experimental design specifics and ensure that careful consideration of steps to rigor and reproducibility of studies. This competition is intended to be a fun and rewarding experience for applicants and the audience alike.

For tips on creating a pitch, learn more here:

Harvard Business Review “The Art of the Elevator Pitch”

ResearchGate “Ten simple rules for hitting a home run with your elevator pitch” 

Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard “Elevator Pitch: Criteria for Success”

Application Process:

Applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots are limited.

Please fill out this form to state your interest in participating in the Pitch Competition.

Deadline to Submit: October 7, 2022


  1. Each pitch should be no more than 3 minutes in length (note: we will be very strict in adhering to time restrictions).
  2. No slides.
  3. The pitch should relate to a novel Regenerative Rehabilitation project.
  4. The main objective, hypothesis, and budget statement should be clearly outlined.

Panel of Judges:
AR3T Executive Committee Members, including:
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD
Michael L. Boninger, MD
Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD
Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD

Judges will be scoring pitches according to the following criteria:

  • Technical feasibility
  • Potential to impact regenerative rehabilitation research
  • Innovation
  • Overall presentation

Questions? Please contact ar3t@pitt.edu.