St. Pete Greenhouse

St. Pete Pitch Night (POSTPONED)


As we’ve prepared for St. Pete Pitch Night, we’ve worked closely with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), local, state and federal agencies to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of our Greenhouse community is our highest priority.

The University of South Florida campus has been so gracious in collaborating with the Greenhouse community to host our St. Pete Pitch Night Spring 2020 event. As of today, March 11th, USFSP leadership has determined the best course of action is to postpone any upcoming large events/crowds with over 100+ participants. We must adhere to these safety guidelines to avoid any posed public health risks. With that said, we will be rescheduling St. Pete Pitch Night, originally scheduled for tomorrow: March 12, 2020.

Looking ahead, our goal is to host St. Pete Pitch Night on a future date during our annual Small Business Week from May 3rd-9th, 2020.

Even though this situation is beyond our control, we are fully engaged, pushing forward to go above and beyond for our Greenhouse community. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

If you wish to hold your spot for our later date, but cannot make this future rearrangement, you are entitled to a refund. If you wish to receive an immediate full-refund today, please contact Brittany Cagle by phone, 239-898-3038 or by email,


St. Pete celebrates all things entrepreneurial!  As St. Pete continues to grow and make strides to build capacity and density, we discover new and existing gaps that can be utilized as opportunities to keep our community moving forward.  St. Pete Pitch Night focuses on showcasing, elevating and seeding community-based businesses.

St. Pete Pitch Night Logo

We take pride in our community coming together to support the entrepreneurs that are helping to make this the city that we love. With that, the Greenhouse and USF St Pete’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business are teaming up again with Region’s Bank to bring back St. Pete Pitch Night! St. Pete Pitch Night is planned to return for three dates in 2020, featuring businesses ready to make an impact in St. Pete – and beyond.

Join for a night of entertainment, entrepreneurship and competition. Don’t miss out on a fun and effective opportunity to make a connection and hear ideas in a city that fosters and supports a strong entrepreneurial community!

Event includes

  • A pre-pitch mixer and refreshments for attendants to network
  • Innovative pitches from five participants
  • Q&A from expert judges
  • Winner presentation with cash prizes


March 12, 2020
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Rescheduled date to be determined.


USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business
Lynn Pippenger Hall
700 4th St S, St. Petersburg, 33701

Who will pitch?

Local entrepreneurs were invited to apply to pitch for a chance to win up to $5,000! We received a total of 34 applications and five were selected to move forward to participate.


  1. Eat Your Words Custom Cookies
  2. Eventron
  3. Oh Yes! Shave Club
  4. Jun Cyber
  5. Cope Notes
Pitch profiles coming soon!

Participant eligibility requirements

  • Scalable and/or innovative concept
  • In business for 4 years or less
  • Previously presented at 1 Million Cups OR currently enrolled in an entrepreneurship program at a Tampa Bay college or University