Do you have an idea?
Do you want a chance to pitch your idea?
Make it a business!
Participate in CMU's "Make-a-Pitch", Chippewa- "Shark Tank" style!
Earn UC Bookstore Dollars!
Top Prize is $ 500!
Every business starts with an idea. That idea needs to meet a need in the marketplace. Everyone has ideas – have you ever said...
“I wish someone would create a ……”?
Make-a-Pitch gives you the opportunity to pitch YOUR idea to others. And, you could earn funds to help you pursue it!
“How can I tell my story in 120 seconds?”
The goal of a pitch is to get a second opportunity to tell your story. It’s intended to get the attention of your audience. Leave details aside and focus on the information that will pique interest so the audience wants to ask a question or follow up with you after the pitch. You need to spark interest and be credible.
What should you include in your presentation?
Here are a few questions you can use to create the pitch for investors. These don’t need to be covered in this exact order.
Name of your company
What is your product or service?
Who is it for and what is the problem you are solving?
How will you make money and/or fund your company?
How big is your market and is it supported by trends?
What is your distinguishing characteristic, competitive advantage and who are you competing with?
Who’s on your team? (What experience, skills, etc do they have?)
What is your next big milestone? ( for example, build a prototype, do a market study)
What would you do with funding?
December 4, 2013 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Open to all CMU Students
Two-Minute "Pitch" plus judge feedback
Register by sending your name, student status(class, college, major), contact information and a one (1) page summary of your idea to the IBIE Grawn 164 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00p.m. November 27, 2014.
A limited number of spaces are available, so register early!
Finalists selected will be notified by
Monday, December 2, 2013.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to pitch in front of an expert panel of judges and earn bookstore dollars!
For more information contact the IBIE in Grawn 164, email us at email@example.com, or call 989-774-3270.