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



SUBMISSION

Each venture team must produce a PowerPoint presentation and a short video explaining their venture.

Detailed instructions on the presentation and video are listed below.

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  PHILLY DC
Submission May 12th May 12th
Selections May 15th May 15th
Competition May 18th May 19th

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.

Overview

  • Brief description of your venture.

Inspiration

  • How did you get the idea for this venture?

Customers

  • Who are your target customers?
  • What is the problem you are solving, or unmet need you are meeting, for those customers?

Competition

  • Who are your competitors?
  • What are their strengths and weaknesses?

Solution

  • 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)

Business Model

  • 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)

Validation

  • 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)

Challenges

  • 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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