Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition

Since 2021, Mark Mobius sponsors the pitch competition as a learning opportunity for student entrepreneurs from all over the world.

The registration for the 2024 Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition is now closed. A record-breaking 36 startups from 20 business schools around the world will compete for the opportunity to pitch their entrepreneurship at the EMI Conference 2024 in November, in NYC, and win a $10,000 prize*!

The Finalists will join the finals on October 31, and the winner will pitch their startup on the EMI Conference on November 1. Meet the finalists below:

Rules and Guidelines

*The award is subject to tax withholdings as required by IRS regulations.



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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong


AI for Safe and Ideal Crane Layout in Construction

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Universidad de los Andes - Colombia

Pro Investing

Transforming Global Investing: Democratizing Access to Family Office Investments

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Universidad EAFIT - Colombia

Coco Technologies

Medical booking platform to maximize collections and patient experience

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Esade Business School - Spain


E-commerce marketplace that aggregates the inventory of thousands of independent boutiques onto a single platform. Focus on Ghana and other Sub-Saharan African countries.

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Lahore University of Management Sciences - Pakistan


Convenient lending for the underbanked

Pitch Competition Process Triangle infographic
Pitch Competition Process Triangle infographic

2024 Committee


Carlos Bernos

Two-Year MBA '25

Osagie Oigiagbe

Two Year MBA '25

Ying Xue

MSBA '24

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