Global Entrepreneurship Week at AU Offers $2000 in Prizes for 2-Minute Video Pitch Competition
That’s how entrepreneurs get started. They solve problems and in the process sometimes find out that a lot of people had the same problem, but none of them had the big idea.
Ready to see what it’s like to be one of those people who think differently when the entrepreneurial itch infects their curiosity? One of those people who are not afraid to take risks. One of those people who bring passion, empathy and excitement to the human race by trying to find answers to our problems and solution to our needs? These are the people who change the world.
Register for the AU Big Idea competition as part of the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
You and a team of your choice can share a product idea or a service idea — an idea that is fun or an idea that is serious, an idea involving the arts or entertainment, education or healthcare, government or technology, science or society. Then develop your idea into a two-minute pitch video on your own or with a team, upload it to Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link before midnight on November 13. It’s that simple!
Register to Participate
Click here to register or stop by the AU Center for Innovation in the Don Myers Technology Center. Complete the form, submit it and start innovating!
Submit the Video
Compete as an Individual or have fun as a team and create a 2-minute video and upload it to Vimeo or YouTube for scoring by a panel of AU alumni judges.
How It Works
- October 17 – Registration begins
- November 13 – Last day to submit your entry
- November 14 —15 Judging
- November 17 – Winners Announced
Your two-minute pitch video (or an animation) should answer the following questions:
- The problem or unmet need you have defined
- The scale of the problem based on market size
- The target customer or user your innovation is intended to help
- Your value proposition — how would your product or service address the needs of the target customers or users.
Our panel of alumni judges from around the world will use the following criteria to evaluate your submission:
- The importance of the problem the solution solves
- The value the solution brings
- The clarity and quality of the presentation
- The business potential
Each entry should include the following material:
- The names and contacts of team members.
- A short description of the business idea (less than 400 characters) with a name and slogan as a topic (max 100 characters).
- Your two-minute pitch video (or an animation).
If you are chosen as one of the finalists, you may be required to pitch your idea in person. The finished video should be uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube and a link sent to us.