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Idea Pitch Competition

Opens January 12, 2018 
Submit application by close of business on February 12, 2018  

February 22, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at the LaunchLab in the Innovation Building at WVU Tech, followed by a reception hosted by the Hive.
  • Over $5000 in cash prizes to be awarded
  • Open to all students in all majors, individuals or groups up to 4 persons
  • Prizes awarded to move idea forward
  • Up to the top 9 ideas will be chosen to compete head to head, announced on February 15, 2018.
  • Selected ideas will have 4 minutes to pitch to panel of judges, followed by 3 minute Q&A.
Please read carefully:
  • Presenters may have visual aids in order to enhance the presentation and/or to set up a display for event attendees to view. Visuals may include photos, samples, a TV or laptop with a running slide-show, brochures, business cards, etc. 
  • Presenters must inform LAUNCHLAB AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE of any basic audio/visual software/hardware needs. The presentation is by your own design, style and technique, as long as it is within the time allotment. (4 minute pitch)
  • There will be very brief intervals between presentations to allow for set up. 
  • Attendees and Presenters can only vote for one choice. • Judges’ votes will count for 10 points. 
  • The winner will be issued the monetary award certificate at the conclusion of the tallied votes. Money will be distributed via invoice for business requirements. 
  • Photos and information will be gathered to feature and share online by the sponsors of the event at the conclusion of the event 
  • Please be present at Beckley LaunchLab in the WVU Tech Innovation Building at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.