A panel of local entrepreneurs and business leaders will evaluate each video pitch submitted using the following criteria: viability, growth potential, team expertise, innovation, and pitching skills. Businesses will then be ranked based on which company the judge would be most likely to invest in. Criteria and instructions for the video pitch can be found in the application below.
The competition is limited to the first 50 businesses who submit a video pitch. Competition closes for submissions at 5:00pm EST on February 9, 2018. Winners will be announced after February 28, 2018. All information submitted by entrants will be verified by competition staff. Any false information will automatically disqualify the entrant.
The 2017 Hampton Roads Virtual Pitch Competition is a collaboration between Opportunity Inc., Junior Achievement, the SunTrust Foundation, and SimIs Inc. For more information please contact Opportunity Inc.'s Youth Career Center at 757-233-8686 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video should be no longer than 2 minutes in length and meet the following guidelines:
1) Have an engaging introduction. 2) Introduces your company name, product/service, and the problem you are trying to solve. 3) How your product/service will solve the problem. 4) A description of who your customers are. 5) What makes your product/service better than the rest. 6) Why are you the right entrepreneurs to launch this business.