The New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) is pleased to once again partner with UBS to offer an opportunity for students to participate in a Pitch Competition! The students who participated in this event last year were able to work with students from other New Jersey universities to solve real-world problems using big data and analytics and to be mentored by leaders at UBS. In addition, significant cash awards were made to the top three teams.

From the UBS Pitch team:

Creativity. Innovation. Collaboration.

Do you have a passion for building creative solutions to key problems faced by the financial industry?

We are excited to bring to you a bigger and better UBS Pitch Competition this year – with more state participation and even more opportunities to collaborate!

UBS Pitch is a competition designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students, from participating universities in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Tennessee, an opportunity to collaborate and build innovative solutions to problems faced by the financial industry and government bodies. And, there is even the ability to take home cash rewards.

Students will have the opportunity to form teams of 2-5 members across participating states. Teams will submit a written proposal to problem statements pre-determined by UBS for a chance to be selected as one of the 6 finalist teams. These teams will be mentored by UBS leaders, providing them a chance to expand their professional networks.

Are you up for a challenge this year?

Register Your Interest Today!

Go to the UBS Pitch website which will provide more information about the competition, upcoming deadlines and allow you to register your individual interest.

Cash Rewards

Finalists will present their solutions to UBS judges and be eligible to win cash rewards!

1st place: $10,000

2nd place: $5,000

3rd place: $2,500

Mentorship Program

Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in a 5-week mentorship program with leaders across the firm to talk about ideas, gain useful insights and be inspired to take their projects to the next level.

Contact Us

The team will continue to share information throughout the year! So stay tuned for more information or email us at with any questions.

UBS Pitch website