2017 Hampton Roads Virtual Pitch Competition
Youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 years of age are invited to compete for a chance to win at least $500 in start-up funds. Youth entering the competition must reside in one of the following localities in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.

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 youthcareercenter@oihr.org.

Email address *
Business Details
Please tell us a little about your business by answering the questions below.
What is your business idea? *
What is your company name? *
What is your product and/or service idea? *
What inspired you to create this product/service? *
What problem does your product/service solve for your customer? *
Who are your target customers? *
How much will you charge for your product/service? *
Who are your competitors? *
What makes your business unique? *
Company Personnel Information
Please tell us about your team.
Team leader's first and last name *
Team leader's phone number *
Team leader's date of birth *
Team leader's locality of residence *
Who else is on your team?
Include the following information: Name, Age, Locality of Residence
Video Pitch
Upload a video or submit a link to your YouTube or Vimeo video.

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.

Video Upload Option
Video Link Option
Please provide a link to your YouTube or Vimeo Video Pitch.
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