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90 Second Business Pitch Competition Rules - High School

  • Competition is open to high school students.
  • Applicants may enter individually or in groups, but only one entry per person. No person may participate in the presentation of more than one idea.
  • Contestants must be available on February 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm to participate in person.
  • Applicants must submit a summary of no more than 500 words on or before 5:00 PM February 18, 2018.
  • Summaries will be submitted to Jami Riley, BUS 114, or jamiriley@suu.edu. Sponsors are not responsible misdirected entries.
  • Applicants will be notified by February 20, 2019 if they will be participating in the 90 second competition.
  • Applicants will be pre-screened so that no more than 20 ideas will be competing in the 90 Second Pitch Competition event on February 26, 2019.
  • Contestants can have props or handouts but must be able to set up additional materials for their presentation in one minute or less.
  • Each team or contestant may have 1 slide with no video or animations that must be submitted by email or shared through Google Drive to Jami Riley no later than February 25, 2019 at 5 pm.
  • Contestants will have exactly 90 seconds to pitch.
  • Once 90 seconds is reached, contestants will be allowed to finish their sentence or thought. Any continuation past that and judges will be instructed to disqualify.
  • Judges may ask each contestant/team questions.
  • The judging criteria for the competition will be rated on a scale from 1-10 based on the following:
    1. Is there a strong need for this product or service?
    2. Can the idea be profitable in this business quickly?
    3. Does the contestant have the ability to execute the idea?
    4. Is the presentation professional and delivered with charisma?
  • In the event of a tie, judges will confer to decide the winner.
  • Monetary awards for the top 4 pitches
  • Certificates will be presented at the end of the competition.
  • Checks will be awarded by March 15, 2019.
  • SUU Director of Entrepreneurship reserves the right to change rules as necessary.

SUU assumes all participants and spectators in this contest agree to implied non-disclosure. Proprietary concepts and intellectual property may be protected by a provisional patent or copyright, should the contestant desire. Contestants in this contest will not be penalized for withholding key concepts or intellectual property associated with their business idea.


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