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Formal Presentation

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The Formal Presentation is a four-to-five-minute presentation where each business will share details of its product or service with a panel of judges, usually in the form of visual slides, though video, photos, etc., may be included. The judges serve as potential investors or lenders; the challenger is attempting to convince them to invest and support the proposed business.
Guidelines & information

  • A minimum of four and maximum of five minutes will be allowed for each business presentation.
  • Timing begins when the presenter begins speaking.
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of entrepreneurs that can present.
  • Immediately following the presentation, judges will ask questions.
  • Others in attendance are not permitted to ask questions or to comment.
  • Entrepreneurs must give the presentation live and in person.
  • Entrepreneurs are permitted to utilize handouts and other visual aids.

Please review the Formal Presentation Rubric for full judging criteria.

More Reading and Resources

Contact Jim MacGregor, for access to the Kansas State Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship online course. Challengers who complete the course receive a Certification of Completion from Kansas State and are eligible for an additional $50 award if they reach the state competition in April 2022.

The Only 10 Slides you Need in Your Pitch Deck (5-minute read)

How to Give a Killer Presentation (15-minute read + video examples)
Submission deadline
Mar 22, 2022 11:59 PM EDT
Judging deadline
Mar 23, 2022 11:59 PM EDT