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Innovation Challenge Minute Pitch Application Deadline

Event Details

October 17, 2016
11:55 pm

Free admission
Caitlin Kennedy

Do you have an idea or product? Looking for the basics, exposure, and mentors? The UMass Innovation Challenge competitive events are designed to help and reward UMass students and young alumni who want to pursue a novel business idea and develop it into a marketable product.

The deadline to apply for the Pitch Competition is October 17.


5:00 - Registration and Networking with Mentors

5:20 - Opening statements by the Berthiaume Center’s Director Bill Wooldridge

5:30 - Pitches begin! Each team has one minute to pitch their business ideas to the four judges

6:15 - The Five Finalists announced

6:30 - “Shark Tank” style Q&A for the Final Five

7:00 - Judges deliberate while teams get feedback from mentors and the audience networks

7:15 - The top three teams are announced and awarded

The Pitch Competition is held on October 26.