Competitions

Igniting New Companies – Pitch Competition

The Shore Entrepreneurship Center is partnering with IgniteHQ in offering INC Pitch Competition to all KSU Students. Please complete the application here for the INC Pitch Competition.

Date:

April 20 2020

Time:

5:30 – 6:00pm – Networking
6:00 – 7:30pm – Pitch
7:30 – 8:00pm – Reception

Location:

TBD

Awards:

Overall Winner – $1,500 + 3 months at IgniteHQ
Best Concept – $1,000
Best Pitch/Presentation – $1,000
Achieving Finals – 2 companies @$250 each

Guidelines for Competition

The INC Pitch Competition is for students interested in moving forward with their idea and business. We will have a pre-qualifying round via video pitch submissions and the finals live at IgniteHQ. Qualifying applicants are all KSU Students.

Step 1: Complete Online Application

Due by March 27, 2020

Step 2: Qualifying Round

Due by April 8, 2020

  • Guidelines – submit to ebarth@kennesaw.edu
    • Create a video or written executive summary discussing the following:
      1. State problem and opportunity
      2. State product and/or service
      3. Target market
      4. Value proposition
      5. How to make money

Step 3: Final Round

April 15, 2020

  • 10 minute pitch/presentation with 5 minute Q & A from Judges only
  • Guidelines for pitch/presentation - Create presentation in this order:
    • Slide 1: Company Name with tagline
    • Slide 2: Mission statement
      • Your Company’s mission goes here
    • Slide 3: The team (list individuals involved)
      • Answer the question, “Why are we the ones to solve the problem we identified?”
      • Include company contact information (website, email, phone)
    • Slide 4: The problem, service and opportunity
      • Frame the problem for the audience.
      • Quantify the scope of the problem and connect it to your audience.
    • Slide 5: Market
      • Market definition, size and characteristics
    • Slide 6: The solution
      • Show how you solve the problem you identified.
      • What will be different when the problem is solved (by you)?
    • Slide 7: Value proposition
      • How much value is created and how much will people pay for your product/service
    • Slide 8: How it works
      • List steps on how it is going to work
    • Slide 9: Revenue model
      • How to make money
    • Slide 10: Q & A

KSU Top 100

2018 Champion

Clint Crowe, Elite Event Rentals

2017 Champions

Sammy and Ben Amor, Cloud9

Bryan Keller, Keller Guitars

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