March Idea Challenge
The March Idea Challenge is a national pitch competition open to all students from all universities. To apply, students must create a 90-second video that provides a description of their idea as well as the problem it solves or the opportunity it creates. Of the applicants, eight will be selected to compete in the event on Saturday, March 28. These participants will be chosen by independent judges based on the uniqueness, feasibility and investment opportunity of their idea.
The pitching portion of the event will be from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and will consist of three rounds of pitching. The eight chosen participants will go head-to-head in the first round (10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) with a 5-minute pitch of their idea followed by a 5-minute Q&A session. After this round, four will be selected to move on to the second round (11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) and they will compete by giving a 3-minute pitch of their idea followed by a 3-minute Q&A session. This round will eliminate two contestants. The last round (11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.) will put the final two competitors against one another with a 2-minute version of their pitch. There will be no Q&A session in this round.
For this event, there are over $6,000 to give away in prizes! Everyone who enters the competition will receive a portion of that money, and the farther the participants make it in the challenge, the more money they will receive. Winners will be selected by a combination of judges scoring and audience votes.
The event will be followed by a Networking Luncheon form 12 p.m. - 1 p.m..
Applications are open now and will remain open until March 8! Be sure to submit your video today!