VIDEO & SLIDE DECK SUBMISSION ROUND
Semifinalist teams are competing to become a Final Four Challenge team. To submit a slide deck and video for judging, semifinalists must first upload a 60-90 second pitch video to YouTube, then submit the URL and slide deck to us for Round 2 judging using an entry form that will become available after January 28, 2019.
Slide deck submissions are also required and should be no longer than 15 slides (exclusive of appendix slides).
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Round 2 Challenge Timeline
– January 28, 2019: Semifinalists Announced
– February 8-9, 2019: Semifinalists invited to attend one Executive Coaching Day*
– February 20, 2019: Round 2 (Semifinalists) Submissions Due
– February 21-28, 2019: Judging Window Round 2
– March 1, 2019: Final Four Announced
– March 12, 2019: thinkBIG! Summit
*Executive Coaching Day is held at think[box], CWRU on 02/08/19 and 02/09/19 from 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. It is a series of mentorship and advising sessions where semifinalist teams can refine their concepts before the round 2 submissions.
Teams will get entrepreneurship-experienced students, experts, mentors, and industry professionals aiding them with the following:
Pitch Deck – Flow, visual aspect, simplicity, etc.
Content – Amount of words, gripping aspect, the viability of content/data, covering all aspects of the rubric, appendix, etc.
Presentation – Creating an impact, confidence, speaking in the most effective way to the audience, etc.
By taking part in these programs my skills and understanding of the business world have deepened, giving me a head start on a business major in college.
I learned a ton through the Veale Venture Challenge and got to work with and learn from some very amazing individuals.
Learning how to pitch an idea was a great experience and a skill that I can use in business and in everyday life.
I discovered my passion for business this year through my school’s entrepreneurship program. I learned valuable public speaking skills and met mentors. I plan to pursue my company, take more entrepreneurship classes, and learn all I can about business.
This program really exposed the dedication and hard work that the people of Northeast Ohio put into making their own independent businesses and giving back to the community.
It was really fun to connect with students from different schools and come together as a team to participate in all the Pitchfest activities.
E CITY has influenced me and my decisions about keeping my business going and taking business further into my major.
I would tell my friends to enter the Veale Pitchfest competition because there are so many things that can be learned from it, not just about business, but about life.
The mentors were phenomenal and gave us great advice for the Pitchfest and life in general.
It was a lot of fun watching and listening to the other student entrepreneurs at the Veale Venture Challenge finals. For me, presenting on stage in front of more than one hundred people was a bit more “real” and much scarier than presenting in front of a few judges at school.
Even those who are not specifically interested in entrepreneurship would pick up valuable communication skills at Veale Pitchfest, especially through the team building exercises.
I loved the challenge, energy, and inspiration that came from putting the business plan together and working with other entrepreneurs.
I realized while attending Veale Startup Week: The Business of 3D Printing that even a high schooler can come up with a million dollar idea.
The Veale Venture Challenge was incredible. I loved being in a setting with so many aspiring business professionals like myself. It taught me that it’s never too early to start your own business
Mr. Veale’s vision and generosity have inspired Beaumont students in the fields of entrepreneurship and science. The world is a better place because of his incredible talents and his dedication to the next generation.
As a high school student, it’s hard to know where to get started. The Young Entrepreneur Market is a great place to start your business.
I liked the Veale Venture Challenge a lot, especially presenting my ideas to a huge audience and promoting my business to new people.
I learned a lot from the entrepreneurs at the Veale Pitchfest and I got some useful skills I can use later on in life.
I love the challenge of the Business Plan Competition and the energy from being inspired from working with other entrepreneurs.
The Forum has inspired me to be more purposeful in stepping out of the classroom and connecting with what’s happening in the entrepreneurship space beyond education.