Any college or university student is encouraged to apply to the CEO’s Pitch Competition! Win up to $7,000, details below:
Each student will have a completed business profile including the following elements:
- Business Concept – a two paragraph narrative pitch on your venture
- Business Model – a graphic representation of your business model and key elements of the venture
- Pitch Video – a one minute, thirty second pitch video
- Pitch Deck- a three-five slide pitch deck that can be used during your live presentation to include a Business Launch Plan with quarterly elements of how you plan to launch your venture.
After the business profile has been created judges will access the pitch deck and evaluate each venture based on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to: concept feasibility, business model representation, “investability”, traction and the individuals aptitude for new venture creation. After a week-long judging process, twenty (20) finalists will be announced. Each finalist will compete on the main stage at our Virtual Global Conference for $15,000 in funding.
As a way to increase awareness of the 100 new ventures created by participating in this competition, CEO will feature each “Pitch Video” on a YouTube playlist. Each of the 100 participants will embark on their own social media campaigns to increase pitch video viewership and likes. The Pitch Video with the most views and likes will receive The Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a $600 cash prize!
First Place – $7,000
Second Place – $5,000
Third Place – $3,000
Monday, August 23: Applications Open
Monday, September 17: Applications Close – Submissions are Due
Thursday, September 23: 100 Competition Participants Announced