Big Idea Blitz 2019

 FROM IDEA TO PITCH IN 24 HOURS!

When: January 18 & 19, 2019
Friday (5 p.m.– 10:00 p.m.) & Saturday (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

 

Where: Information Sciences Building

135 North Bellefield Ave, 3rd Floor (on Bellefield between Fifth Ave and Bayard)

Big Idea Blitz Logo


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.

Go here to learn more about the competition. 

Have a FAQ? Scroll down for additional information.


Schedule


Friday :

5:00 – REGISTRATION OPENS

5:30 – WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

5:45 – ROUND 1 PITCHING BEGINS

6:45 – ROUND 1 VOTING BEGINS

7:00 – DINNER & Talks by Entrepreneurs in Residence
Don Morrison
Phil Marzolf
Ketaki Desai
Jeanine McCreary
Joanna Sutton

8:00 – TOP TEAMS ANNOUNCED

8:15 – JOIN A TEAM  and TALK WITH EIR

10:00 – SPACE CLOSES

 

Saturday:

8:30 – DOORS OPEN*

  9:00 – EIR APPOINTMENTS BEGIN

12:00 – LUNCH 

2:30 – FINAL SLIDES DUE

  3:00 – FINAL ROUND PITCHING BEGINS

  4:30 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

 


 Note: Saturday the space will open at 8 a.m. for you to work freely and eat breakfast, but don't worry if you don't get there until 9 a.m.


Do I have 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 during the day 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! Come for as long as you can, we provide breakfast and lunch and you will still learn a lot from attending. Don't forget to Register below!

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 below 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 food and workshops and networking that you can still learn a lot from!

Click here to 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?