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PITCH COMPETITION STRUCTURE

This competition is open to all students of the University of Michigan. Students can sign up to participate in teams of 3 to 4. If you sign up without a team, you will be assigned one.

 

Participating teams will be provided a list of publicly-traded sustainable impact companies in different sectors to pick from a month prior to the symposium. Teams will then spend the term of the competition developing different portions of an investment pitch for the company from both a social impact and a financial return perspective. There are no financial constraints (unlimited capital). The top ten teams will qualify to the final round. If a team qualifies to the final round, it will have a chance to present its final deliverables to panel of distinguished judges. Each team will receive 15 minutes to present their idea, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Pitches are evaluated on the basis of quality of idea, financial and social impact analysis, and presentation. The top finalists and the winning team will receive a cash prize of $1,000 ($250 of which will be donated to a non-profit of the winning team's choice).