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Ellis County 2020-2021 Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Series Competition

Formal Presentation Rubric


Constructive Criticism
Please keep in mind that these are high school students, not adults. Please provide criticism that is gentle and constructive rather than harsh and discouraging.

Judge Expectations and Reminders
Students participating in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series rely on you as part of the learning process.

We recommend that each judge ask the student(s) at least one question. This will help the student get as much as they can out of this learning experience.


Choose a score, from 1 (worst) to 5 (best), for each of the following.

Business Overview: Explains business, team and key roles, relevant experience, intended legal structure, product/service offered, location, timeline, funding needed, etc.
Marketing: Market research done to identify target market, plan to reach market, potential growth, competition, promotion/advertising, pricing strategy, etc.
Financials: Accurately projected financial requirements, cash flow, income, etc.
Presentation: Poise, confidence, comprehension, quality and relevance of slides, ability to answer judge questions, proper attire, captures attention, within time limits, etc.
Investable: The likelihood that you would invest in this business.
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