April 30 – May 1, 2019 | McKimmon Conference & Training Center | NC State University | Raleigh, NC
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The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is hosting the Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition on Monday, April 29th. The competition is open to all college and university students at North Carolina-based institutions.
Students may submit ideas, business proposals, technology solutions within one of three categories:
The first round of competition consists on three deliverables:
Round 1 Applications are due by midnight on Friday, March 15.
Semifinalists will be notified via email by Friday, March 29.
Semifinalists will be asked to prepare and submit a maximum five page business plan based on the template to be provided below.
The top two teams each category will be invited to advance to the Finals. Finalists will present at the pitch competition dinner.
Round 2 Materials are due by midnight on Friday, April 12.
Finalists will be notified via email by Friday, April 19.
Monday, April 29 - First Annual Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition Dinner
Teams, by invitation only, will provide a 10 minute in-person pitch before judges and audience at a pre-conference dinner on April 29. Grand prize winners and runners up will be selected in each category.
All finalists are invited to attend the full 2019 State Energy Conference on April 30 and May 1. Finalists must also submit an updated, finalized 60-second project pitch video. Video pitches will be presented throughout the State Energy Conference.
Applications must be be submitted online. The Round 1 submission includes:
(a) contact information & summary, (b) One-page Executive Summary, (c) 60 second video pitch
You will submit the following information via Google Form. Your one-page Executive Summary will be attached to your submission as a PDF document.
You will submit a one-page (single-spaced, 12 point font) Executive Summary. Please address the following questions. The Executive Summary should be saved as a PDF and submitted via online form.
A link to the video must be available for judges. Please upload video to You Tube, Vimeo, or Google Drive and apply appropriate sharing approvals to view. Include this link in the application.
You will submit a five-page (single-spaced, 12 point font) Business Plan. Please answer the following questions for your submission
Friday, March 15: Round One Application due - Executive Summary and 60-second video
Friday, March 29: Notification to semifinalists
Friday, April 12: Round Two Business Plan due
Friday, April 19: Notification to finalists - invited to present at Pitch Competition Dinner
Monday, April 29: First Annual Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition Dinner
April 30 – May 1: State Energy Conference