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Round 1: Business Canvas

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The ESTEAM Pitch Contest Series utilizes the Co.Starters Canvas, a graphic design tool that helps entrepreneurs understand, test, and refine ideas using a visual map. For Round 1, judges will be looking for a complete canvas (meaning all sections are filled in) that demonstrates logic and rationale for your idea.
Guidelines & information
Specific Requirements:

  • Must use the Co.Starters Canvas (download below).
  • Must complete all sections of the Co.Starters Canvas. 
  • Must be submitted in PDF format.
  • All submitted work must be the original work of the members of the business (entrepreneurs and/or mentors).
  • Any submission that does not meet these requirements will be disqualified from the Business Canvas component.

The submitted Business Canvas must cover the following general aspects of the business:

  • Customer
  • Problem
  • Alternatives (Competitors)
  • Solution
  • Benefit 
  • Advantage
  • Message
  • Distribution 
  • Revenue
  • Startup Needs
  • Costs

Please review the Business Canvas Rubric for full judging criteria.

Download the Co.Starters Canvas (two formats available):
 Fillable PDF:
Fillable PowerPoint Slide:
Co.StartersCanvas.pptx 705.81 KB
Submission deadline
Feb 27, 2021 12:01 AM EST