There are four (4) Micro Pitch competitions held during the year. The individual competitions will be held in March, April, September and October. A final Start Pitch event will be held in November.
The Micro Pitch competitions may have up to a total of 15 Pitchers. Micro Pitch participants will have three (3) minutes to pitch their idea in front of a panel of judges. The objective of the pitch is to define the idea or concept by explaining the product, service, or value proposition in a short duration of time, while also exciting the audience and judges about the idea’s potential. Judges can have up to 3 minutes afterwards to ask questions.
Three (3) finalists are selected from each of the four (4) Micro Pitch competitions to advance to the final pitch event held in November. A fourth-place finisher is selected as an alternate to pitch at the final event should one of the finalists be unable to participate in the final event. Pitchers at the final event will have five (5) minutes to present their business idea to the judges.