Big Idea Blitz 


When: January 2021
Friday (5 p.m.– 10 p.m.) & Saturday (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)


Details to follow.

Next Blitz: 2021

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Come attend an idea generating competition where you will be able to pitch your idea, form a team, work with entrepreneurs in residence, and win cash prizes.

Have a FAQ? Scroll down for additional information.





5:00 p.m. – Registration Opens

5:30 – Welcome and Overview

5:45 – Round 1 Pitching Begins

6:45 – Round 1 Voting Begins

7:00 – Dinner and Talks by Entrepreneurs in residence

8:00 – Top Teams Announced

8:10 – Chosen Teams Re-Pitch

8:30 – Join a Team

8:45 – Meet with Entrepreneurs in residence and Begin Work

10:00 – Space Closes



8:30 a.m. – Doors Open

9:30 – Overview of Day

10:00Entrepreneurs in residence Appointments Begin

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:30 – Final Slides Due

3:00 – Final Round Pitching Begins

4:45 – Winners Announced

5:00 – Event Ends



Do I need to have a PowerPoint presentation for my pitch?

You do not have to have a PPT presentation for either the initial pitch or if you make it into the final round of pitches.  You will have time on Saturday to create a simple PPT or visual presentation - if your idea makes it to the final round.

What if I can't stay for the whole day?

No problem. You can communicate with your team if you can’t be there the whole time to fully participate, you will need to commit to being on a team and attending the final presentations.

Do I have to have a team to pitch?

You don't have to have a team to pitch at the Blitz, you can build one ahead of time using TeamFinder, or build one while you're there!

What if I have a team already?

Great! Everyone should register above and join in the fun and education!

Do I have to have a prototype?

You do not have to have a prototype, but if you do, feel free to bring it with you.

What if I can't make the original pitching round?

If you can't make the first round of pitches, your idea won't be eligible for the final round, but you should still come. There will be food, workshops, and networking that you can still learn a lot from.

read about the most recent event.

Many teams go on to compete in the spring semester Randall Family Big Idea Competition where there is $100,000 in prize money at stake! Have you considered applying?