Apply & Compete - CEBIpitch 2018 | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

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Announcing the second annual CEBIpitch competition...

 

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2018 LIVE PITCH  |  4.19.18


 
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the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI)

Learn more about CEBI

 

VISIT THE CEBIPITCH PAGE TO VIEW 2017 FINALISTS AND WINNERS


ABOUT THE COMPETITION

You must be an entrepreneurship major or minor to qualify. Teams are accepted as long as one student is an entrepreneurship major or minor.

Bring your idea or company forward for a chance to win cash prizes to help fund your startup. Selected candidates will be notified by December 15 and will give a live 2-minute pitch to a panel of judges during the week of January 29. The judge panel will consist of entrepreneurs, community experts and academics and will assess the viability of the ventures.

  • Six finalists will be chosen by February 5, 2018.
  • Live Pitch, with six (6) finalists, will be April 19, 2018.
  • Coaching and feedback will be provided before, during and after the pitch to help prepare you for a quality pitch and successful business path.

Contact Missy Gerbick (mgerbic1@kent.edu) or Chris Haynes (chris@civically.us) to get started!


APPLICATION PROCESS

The CEBIpitch application process and competition will advance in the following order:

  1. Submit applications online by December 1
  2. Applications are reviewed by a panel of judges
  3. The top applicants will be chosen, notified by December 15 and required to present a 2-minute pitch to a small panel of judges
  4. 2-minute audition-style pitches will take place the week of January 29 to determine the finalists
  5. Live Pitch Finalists will be notified by April 19
  6. Finalists will go through the mentoring process
  7. Final Pitch will take place at the KSU Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, April 19

APPLICATION METRICS

Each metric is scored on a "0-10" system:

  • Product/Unique Selling Point
    • Clearly defined a unique and sellable product or service
  • Target Audience
    • Demonstrated a sizable and attainable target market
  • Competition
    • Identified a strong and competitive advantage
  • Trust in Company/Product
    • Company/product goals are reasonable and attainable
  • Presentation
    • Believable, likable and professional

PRIZE MONEY

 

TOTAL CASH PRIZES

$10,000

 

  • 1ST PLACE

    $4,000

  • 2ND PLACE

    $2,500

  • 3RD PLACE

    $1,500

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  • 4TH, 5TH, 6TH PLACE

    $500 each

  • PEOPLE'S CHOICE

    $500

 


APPLY TODAY

Now that you've thoroughly read the requirements and progression of the competition, it's time to apply. If you have not read the requirements, please do so; they are crucial to your success in the competition. 

Good luck!

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CONTACT US

Have questions about the competition? You can visit the CEBIpitch page for full competition details or contact competition coordinator Melissa Gerbick at mgerbic1@kent.edu.

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