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Fast Pitch FAQ
The “Fast Pitch” competition is a fun event involving short presentations by selected persons with innovative and creative solutions to needs or problems they have identified in society or the local marketplace. There will be up to ten persons invited to present their innovative business/product concept at each of the two Stanislaus State “Fast Pitch” events scheduled for Sept 21st and Oct 20th.
Only Stanislaus State students, faculty and employees are eligible to present in these “Fast Pitch” competitions. Presenters will be selected from individuals who have submitted applications prior to the deadline for each competition.
Three Stanislaus State faculty members will serve as competition judges. Judges will evaluate and score each presentation based on how well presenters cover the presentation criteria to determine an eventual competition winner.
The winner of each “Fast Pitch” competition will receive a $500 cash prize and will be invited to compete in the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge competition to be held at Stanislaus State on Nov 17th.
Download and complete the 2016 Fast Pitch Entry Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for the Sept 21st competition must be submitted to the Alliance SBDC by 11:59PM on Sunday, Sept 11th. To be eligible to enter the Oct 20th event, application must be receive by the SBDC by 11:59PM on Sunday Oct 9th.
Selected participants will be notified by email at least 7 days prior to the event. Applicants for the Sept 21st event may be invited to present on Oct 20th.
- Each participant will make a verbal “Elevator Pitch” presentation not to exceed two (2) minutes in length. The use of technology is not allowed during the presentation.
- Each presenter may have one additional person at the front of the room during their presentation to display a single photo, proto-type, prop or banner (not to exceed 10 Sq. Ft.). The assistant must stay silent during the presentation.
- No additional materials or product samples will be displayed or handed out to the judges at any time before or during the competition.
- After each presentation, each judge has up to 1 minute to provide feedback to each presenter. Participants are not allowed to answer the judges’ feedback.
- After completion of each presentation, judges complete an evaluation score sheet.
- At the end of ALL presentations, the judges’ score sheets will be tabulated and the presenter with the highest score will be declared the winner.
- In the event of a tie, the three judges will confer to select the presenter they feel has the most viable and innovative concept.
- The event winner will receive $500 prize.
MJC | October 19, 2016 | 3pm-5pm | Deadline to apply October 2, 2016 @ 11:59pm | Download Application | Location: Center for Advanced Technologies, Room 108