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ESTEAM Pitch Series - Hazard CTC

Business application deadline
February 24, 2021
Judge sign-up deadline
March 22, 2021
Entry fee
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The competition is open to middle- and high-school student teams in the Hazard Community & Technical College ESTEAM service region: Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties. Both teams and individuals may participate, with different prize allocations.

The competition consists of two round:
  • Round 1: Submit a Business Model Canvas and 90-second elevator pitch.
  • Round 2: The Top 10 teams will compete in a live pitch via Zoom, with a 5-minute pitch and 3-minute Q&A period. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists, regardless of team or individual submission: 
  • First Place - $1,000 or $500 for individuals
  • Second Place - $750 or $375 for individuals
  • Third Place - $500 or $250 for individuals 

The prize award will be split between all participating team members on the finalists VentureDash roster. Changes may be made up until the date of the live pitch. 

Schedule and key dates

To complete, teams must meet the following deadlines:
  • Sign up your business by February 24, 2021. 
  • Round 1 submission due by March 11, 2021 @ 11:59pm.
  • Round 2 live competition takes place via Zoom on March 25, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST.

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Hazard Community and Technical College

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Round 1: Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch is a short pitch of your idea. The goal of an elevator pitch...

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Round 1: Business Canvas

The ESTEAM Pitch Contest Series utilizes the Co.Starters Canvas, a graphic desig...

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Round 2: Live Pitch

The Live Pitch is a 5-minute presentation where each business will share details...

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