Rules & Format:Each founder will have 5 minutes to pitch a total of 10 slidesSlides must review the following- Welcome- Problem- Solution/Product- Business Model (How You Make Money)- Market size/Competition- Team- Financials/Ask (How much to do you need to start?)- Compelling conclusionJudges will have 5 minutes to ask questions
Judging and Criteria - Creativity: Originality of the idea.- Viability: Longevity, actualization, scalability, and profitability of the idea.- Functionality: Usability of interface for the idea.- Team/People: Who is your team and how will they make your company a success.- Audience/Reaction: Live votes and cheers from the audience.
Each criteria is based on 3 points per criteria for a total of 15 possible points.
Timeline: January 4 - Application OpenJanuary 18 - Application Closes/Finalists AnnouncedJanuary 23 - Pitch Coaching - Business Case/Business BrandJanuary 30 - Pitch Coaching - Personal BrandFebruary 6 - Pitch Coaching - Public PresentationFebruary 13 - Pitch Coaching - PowerpointFebruary 21 - Rehearsal/Live EventFebruary 23 - Winners Announced @ Pardi Gras