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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.

Submission deadline
Feb 9, 2023 11:59 PM EST
Judging deadline
Feb 10, 2023 1:00 PM CST