The BizPitch Competition is open to full-time students at Bucknell University. Entries may not have won a top 3 prize in previous Bucknell BizPitch Competitions, or have generated over $100,000 in revenue. Each presenter must be a Bucknell student, but teams may include members who are not Bucknell students. Each team/company must be at least 50% owned or founded by full-time Bucknell students. Individuals may be contributing members of multiple teams, but may only be a part of the pitch presentation for one entry.
Competitors will prepare a 5 minute VIDEO pitch to be evaluated by a panel of judges, with up to 10 points awarded in each of the following categories:
- Problem - clearly articulates a significant need, and the positive impact their solution will have
- Market - describes target customers and size of the market
- Innovation - creativity and inventiveness of the solution, product, or technology
- Feasibility - is the business model well developed, and does this team have the potential to create a successful venture?
- Delivery - was the pitch inspiring, passionate, and memorable?
Finalists will be selected to present a LIVE in-person 5 minute pitch to a panel of judges at a public "Shark Tank"- style finale event. Each team will also field questions from the judges for 10 minutes following their pitch.
First prize for BizPitch will be at least $2,500.
Prizes will also be awarded for 2nd place, 3rd place, and a special “Fan Favorite” based on live voting during the final event!
Prizes will be issued to your company (if established) or to the individual identified as CEO if you have not yet started your company. Prizes are subject to tax withholding, and any individuals receiving prizes must be Bucknell students.
Follow @BucknellSBDC and #BizPitch for prize amount announcements.
9/18 Application opens
10/21 Deadline for VIDEO pitch submission via application form
10/23 Announcement of BizPitch Finalists
11/13 Final Event: 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
By submitting this application form you give permission to the Bucknell SBDC and Bucknell University to use your likeness, company name, and company logo in promotional media. Videos and other application materials are considered confidential and will not be publicly disclosed, unless you agree to their release. The final BizPitch event is open to the public and teams should not assume confidentiality of their pitch presentation. Judges, staff, other competitors, and others in attendance will not be asked to sign non-disclosure agreements.Teams should carefully assess potential disclosure of intellectual property or other proprietary material.