Seawolf Pitch Competition

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Competition Overview

All SSU students from any major or degree program are eligible to apply and participate. Pitches can be delivered by individuals or teams and will be judged by guest entrepreneurs and business leaders. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program offers expert feedback, mentoring, coaching, contacts, and other resources to prepare student entrepreneurs in advance for the pitch competition, and afterward in launching their businesses. 

 

Cash Prizes

  • Best Overall Presentation: $1,000

    • This will be awarded to the presentation that scores the highest across all criteria (see the Scoring Criteria section for details on the criteria).

  • Most Innovative: $600

    • This will be awarded to the presentation that is best at convincing the judges that the idea is innovative.

  • Most Social Impact: $600

    • This will be awarded to the presentation that is best at showing the judges the social impact of the idea. See the footnote on the scoring rubric to what is meant by social impact. Many different types of products and services can have an impact on society while also making a profit for the company.

  • Most Commercially Viable: $600

    • This will be awarded to the presentation that is best at convincing the judges of the commercial viability of the idea.

 

 

Submit Your Application

 

Timeline

  • February 15, 2021: Competition Registration Period Open.
  • April 2, 2021: Competition Registration Deadline.
  • April 20, 2021, 12:00pm-1:20pm: Seawolf Pitch Competition.

 

2021 Event Program

April 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

12 p.m.

Welcome from Deans

12:10 p.m.

Elevator Pitches and Q&A

1:40 p.m.

Panel Discussion & Judges Deliberation and Voting

2:00 p.m. Winners Announced

2:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

 

Suggestions for Delivering a Strong 60-second Pitch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w28idSfNBNc

    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/252749

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6O98o2FRHw&feature=youtu.b

     

    2021 Participants & Winners 2019 Participants & Winners