2022 HENDRICKS COUNTY AREA HIGH SCHOOLS

Student Pitch Competition

Enter to win cash scholarship prizes as high as $2,000 thanks to our friends at State Bank and Care to Change Counseling!  Students who live or attend school in Hendricks County, Indiana are encouraged to apply by November 11th, 2022.

Step 1 : Apply by Nov 11th

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION (BELOW) BY NOVEMBER 11TH, 2022

Step 2 : Pitch Your Idea!

SEND YOUR PITCH VIDEO WITH SLIDE DECK BY NOVEMBER 18TH, 2022

Step 3 : Finals on Dec 10th!

FINALISTS WILL PRESENT LIVE AT LEVEL TWO FOR 5-10 MINUTES EACH

The Hendricks County Student Pitch Competition is Sponsored by these generous companies and organizations:

Part 1:  Prepare Your Executive Summary

PLAN – Teams must create a 1-3 slide Executive Summary 

The Executive Summary should: 

– Explain the purpose of the business 

– Tell what the business will provide (product/service/platform/system) 

– Give the Mission Statement

– Describe the Target Market

Part 2: Submit Pitch Video and Slide Deck [Due November 18th]

PITCH – Remaining teams should submit a 3-5 minute video presentation that can include up to 10 slides; Up to 10 teams advance to Final Round

The Round 2 Presentation should: 

– Contain the Info from the Executive Summary

– Market Analysis

– Competitive Analysis

– Display professionalism 

– Have an organized presentation 

Part 3: Present for a CASH Prize!  [December 10th @ Level Two]

PRESENT – The Finalists will present a 5-10 minute in-person (or virtual) presentation of their business that can include up to 20 slides;

The Final Round Presentation should: 

– Contain all the information from round 1 and 2

– Funding Sources 

– Financial Feasibility 

– Demonstrate business etiquette

Competition Rules and Guidelines

Please review the following list of rules for the competition:
  1. All participants of the competition must be a high school student or reside in Hendricks County.

  2. Participants must register for the competition by November 11th

  3. Participants may compete individually or as a team. If participating as a team, no more than three students may be on a team. Teams may consist of students from different high schools as long as they reside in the county. 

  4. The business idea can be for a product, service, platform, or system. 

  5. Teams moving beyond the first round should demonstrate that customer validation has been completed. 

  6. In order to be eligible for the $2000 CASH grand prize thanks to our friends at State Bank and Care to Change, participants of the competition should complete the following deliverables: 

Part 1: Plan – Executive Summary – Due With Pitch Video

Part 2: Pitch – Short Video with Slide Deck – Due November 18th

Part 3: Present – Present in Person – On December 10th

Mentor Q&A

  1. All teams MUST register by November 11th and submit their video and slide deck by November 18th.  

  2. Participants MUST read and agree to the rules of the competition.

  3. While there are criteria and scoring guides for the judging of the business plans, all decisions made by the judging panel are final. 

  4. Please note that these rules may be subject to change. 

2022 Hendricks County

Student Pitch Competition

Please submit your application below by November 11th, 2022.
Individual or Team Submission? Your Full Name Name of Second Teammate (if applicable) Name of third teammate (if applicable) E-mail Phone What High School do you attend? (You must be a high school student who lives in or attends school in Hendricks County to be eligible.) Age (Hendricks County students ages 14-19 are eligible) Grade
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