2023 thinkBIG! Challenge Round 2 Submissions
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 virtual Executive Coaching 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 at the thinkBIG! Summit on March 7, 2023.
thinkBIG! Challenge Round 2 Steps
1. Review Round 2 requirements:
2. Review submission guidelines:
3. Review the rubrics that judges will use for both tracks:
4. Review sample submission files:
How it Works
Round 2: Slide Deck with Video Submission Round
Deadline for Round 2 Submission: Thursday, February 9, 2023 (Online)
Finalists Proceeding to Live Pitch Competition Announcement: Friday, February 17, 2023 (Online)
Round 3: Live Pitch at thinkBIG! Summit
Deadline for Round 2 entries
Thursday, February 9, 2023 Online
Finalists’ live pitch competition
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center
at Case Western Reserve University
Friday, February 17, 2023 Online
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 Plaques.
For the School sponsoring the Grand Prize Team a Traveling Veale Innovation Cup Trophy is presented.
Areas of Focus:
Please view all rules, eligibility, terms, and conditions for the 2022-2023 thinkBIG! Challenge and Summit here:
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