thinkBIG! CHALLENGE - ROUND 2
An online business plan competition open to all high school students in Northeast Ohio, offering $8,000 in prizes. Semifinalists are invited to attend an Executive Coaching Day and receive guidance from entrepreneurial professionals in the Cleveland business community. Semifinalist teams compete in Round 2 to become a Final Four Challenge team. A slide deck including a recorded video (no longer than 5 minutes) and the executive summary from Round 1 (edits allowed) will be required from each team for judging. Instructions are provided below. The Final 4 teams will compete live at the thinkBIG! Summit on March 1, 2022.
How it Works
Round 2: Slide Deck with Video Submission Round
Deadline for Round 2 Submission: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 (Online)
Finalists Proceeding to Live Pitch Competition Announcement: Thursday, February 17, 2022 (Online)
Round 3: Live Pitch at thinkBIG! Summit
Executive Coaching Days
Friday, January 21 or Saturday, January 22, 2022
Deadline for Round 2 entries
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Online
Finalists’ live pitch competition
March 1, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Online
Please download required Round 2 challenge documents for both tracks here:
Please review new guidelines for submitting thinkBIG! Round 2 Video + Slides entries.
Offering $8,000 in prizes!
Two winning teams will receive $3,000 per team.
Each 2nd place team wins $1,000 per team.
Each Final Four team member also receives Veale Innovator Medals.
For the School Sponsoring the Grand Prize Team a Traveling Veale Innovation Cup Trophy is presented.
Areas of Focus:
2021-2022 thinkBIG! Challenge Round 2 Submissions
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