• What

    Pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win $4,000 (across multiple categories) in seed funding.

     

     

     

    1st place undergraduate team moves on to the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium regional IdeaLabs competition!

     

    Check out an overview and pictures from last year!

  • When

     

     

    Applications due Tuesday, February 28th by 5pm (see below for application process)

     

    (Finalists will be selected out of the written/video applications to pitch in person)

     

    Finalists Notified: March 3rd

     

    Finalists Present: March 9th

     

  • Who?

    This competition is open to all Kent State students (undergrad, grad, PhD) regardless of major

    This competition is for new business ideas).

  • Application Information

     

    Important Information:

     

    Application Prep Workshop

    [not required]

    https://ideaolympicsprep.eventbrite.com

     

    Application Deadline for written application & video pitch:

    February 28th by 5pm

     

     

    (Finalists will be selected out of the written/video applications to pitch in person)

     

    Finalists Notified: March 3rd

    Finalists Present: March 9th

     

    Part 1: Written Application (Detailed questions at application link)

     

    1. What problem does your idea solve?

    2. What people face this problem?

    3. Possible current solutions?

    4. Channels

    5. Need to succeed

    6. Unique Value Proposition

    7. Revenue Streams

    8. Cost Structure

     

     

     

     

     

    Part 2: Video Pitch

     

    Please create a 30-90 second video elevator pitch of your idea. You may use any website such as Kaltura, YouTube or Vimeo to post. (Kaltura video.kent.edu allows for private videos and passwords. Please provide your password if keeping video private)

     

  • Contact

    launchnet@kent.edu

    330-672-6700

  • Attendees Welcome

    Not pitching, not a problem. RSVP as an attendee below for the final presentation March 9th!