CHANGING THE TRAJECTORY OF LIVES
There are few things in life that compare to a student building a venture of their own design. The energy, the engagement, the growth, and the sheer power is awe-inspiring, and often trajectory changing for the student. Our work is all about amplifying their experience and futures.
MORE THAN A COMPETITION
First three places on the main stage receive venture funding and scholarship dollars.
Judging is based on a number of criteria across several categories.
Submission – PowerPoint presentation
Produce a brief PowerPoint slide deck (10-15 slides) containing the following information about your venture.
The order in which you present the information is up to you, as long as you cover all the information.
- Brief description of your venture.
- How did you get the idea for this venture?
- Who are your target customers?
- What is the problem you are solving, or unmet need you are meeting, for those customers?
- Who are your competitors?
- What are their strengths and weaknesses?
- How will your solution meet the needs of the target customers?
- What is your Unique Value Proposition? (why would customers choose your solution over the competitors’?)
- How will you make and deliver your solution? (key resources, skills and costs involved)
- Explain your business model.
- What is your source(s) of revenue?
- How will revenues exceed costs? (or cover costs if your venture is a non-profit)
- Have you built a working prototype of your solution? Explain how this works
- Have you tested/validated your assumptions with actual customers?
- Have you produced and sold any of your solution?
Projections and Planning
- What are your revenue and profit projections for the first 3-5 years?
- Explain the assumptions behind your revenue projections (market size, market share, price, growth over time).
- Explain the assumptions behind your cost projections (start up costs, fixed costs, variable costs).
- What is your go-to-market plan? (key activities needed to launch your solution)
- Who is your team? (explain the team members, their roles and skills)
- What do you feel are the biggest challenges you face in making your venture a reality? (eg. Strong competition, lack of clarity around customer/needs, difficulty building the solution etc)
Submission – Video (OPTIONAL)
Produce a brief video (max 2 mins) outlining what your venture is about:
- Who is the customer?
- What is their need?
- What is your solution?
- How does it meet the need?
- How does it work?
- Why would the customer buy it?
The order in which you present the information is up to you, as long as you cover all the sections.
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