As a result of the State of Ingenuity initiative, the Stateline FastPitch
Competition has expanded into Rock and Walworth counties! The Rock/Walworth FastPitch
Competition is your opportunity to prove the potential of your business idea, meet people who can help you succeed, and even win startup funds! Competitors will have three minutes to knock it out of the park before a panel of judges from the business and investment community. Event Details
|When: ||8 August 2012 |
|Agenda: ||Initial presentations at 3:30 PM |
Program and final presentations at 6:00 PM
|Where: ||Blackhawk Technical College |
6004 South County Road G
Janesville, WI 53546
|Who: ||Passionate entrepreneurs in all phases of business (including startup, pre-startup, or idea stages) are invited. |
|Why: ||Participants are eligible to win startup funds and other prizes, but the true value of the competition lies in the invaluable feedback, experience, and exposure to be gained. The best pitch will receive $5,000 in startup funds. |
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Participant eligibility is determined at the sole discretion of the Rock/Walworth FastPitch
1) All participants are required to attend one of the FastPitch
101 Presentation Training sessions listed below.
2) All participants must submit a written presentation summary (1,000 words or fewer). Summaries are submitted through the registration link on this page or may be emailed to email@example.com
. Please note that this is a preliminary submission—presentations may be updated prior to the event.
3) Participation is generally limited to entrepreneurs in the startup, pre-startup, or idea stages of their businesses. Current business owners with ideas for new businesses or products are encouraged to apply; however, "seasoned professionals" are discouraged from applying as we would like to maintain an even playing field. Please contact us with eligibility questions.
4) Preference will be given to participants located in--or planning to locate their business in--Rock or Walworth County. Presentation Structure and Rules
1) Participants will participate in a preliminary round. Judge panels will select finalists.
2) Presenters will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to pitch their idea before a panel of judges.
3) No PowerPoint or other electronic presentations will be allowed.
4) Presenters may use visual aids. FastPitch 101 Presentation Training Sessions
All training sessions will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on the dates below.
13 July 2012: Whitewater Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater, WI 53190
20 July 2012: Community Bank CBD, 820 East Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53115
25 July 2012: Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S County Road G, Janesville, WI 53546-9458 Written Presentation Pitch
All participants must submit a written pitch of of 1,000 words or fewer. Presentations should answer the six questions below. Please remember that the actual presentation will be limited to three minutes (no exceptions). The written presentation can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What is your technology, product, or service? Briefly describe what you sell and the need it fulfills.
2. Who is your target market? Identify who will buy this product or service and the size of the market.
3. How do you expect to make money? Describe your revenue source(s) and sales strategy.
4. Who is your competition?
5. What is your competitive advantage? How can you provide your product or service better than the competition.
6. Who is affiliated with your company? Share the background and accomplishments of you and your company. Explain how your background adds to your credibility.
We are partnering with four neighboring counties in WI and IL, which translates into more opportunities for competing. This offers the opportunity to compete in three separate competitions (but you can only win a prize once).