IQ E-Pitch Competition
The University of Cincinnati has taken decisive measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, the UC Center for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization will not host an in-person awards ceremony, originally scheduled for March 25, 2020.
Have you ever thought about a new, innovative idea for a product, service or social enterprise? Do you believe it could be the basis for a successful new start-up? Then the Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch (IQ-E Pitch) Competition is the perfect opportunity to submit your idea for the chance to earn part of $20,000 in awards!
Inventors and entrepreneurs of all kinds commonly have to request support from investors to raise capital in order to commercialize their ideas and launch start-up ventures. The IQ E-Pitch competition simulates this experience so students gain real-world experience of what it would like to bring an business idea to fruition.
How the IQ E-Pitch Competition Works
This competition is open to all UC students, who can submit a business idea in one of four tracks:
- Social enterprise
Once all videos are submitted, 60-80 judges from the regional startup and business community (entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, retired executives and more) will review the videos. Winning teams will be announced at the IQ E-Pitch Awards Ceremony on March 25, 2020.