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Competitor Checklist

Team and eligibility

  • Make sure all team members are students and are in only 1 team

  • Make sure your project is eligible

  • Finalize your competition track and team roster by March 15th, 2019 by 11:59PM

Event Attendance (All 3 Mandatory)

  • Attend Business Brief Workshop #1 or #2

  • Attend IP Talk #1 or #2

  • Attend Project Review or Pitch Coaching

Competition Materials

  • Complete your business model canvas, convert it to .docx or .pdf and name it TeamNumber_BusinessCanvas

  • Complete your business brief / executive summary, convert it to .docx or .pdf and name it TeamNumber_BusinessBrief

  • Complete your slide deck, convert it to .ppxt or .pdf and name it TeamNumber_PitchDeck

  • Complete your cover sheet, convert it to .docx or .pdf or .ppxt and name it TeamNumber_Cover

  • Submit all materials by March 22, 2019 by 5:00PM

Pitch Preparation

  • Practice your presentation (You will present in front of a panel of judges that have your materials)

  • Prepare a 30-second overview of your project (We may record this before competition day)

  • Work on your project poster or prototype for the competition poster session

Competition Day (April 11th, 12th, 2019 at Discovery Building)

  • Check the itinerary for your presentation time and come 15 minutes early

  • Show off your project at the poster session to gain publicity and network (Mandatory)

  • Present and answer questions at call-back round on 12th if you get selected (Main-stage)

  • Attend awards ceremony on 12th to be awarded a prize (All teams must attend)