CoLab Media Pitch Criteria

Pitch Competition FAQ

Who can enter?

The competition is open to anyone who has reached the age of 18, who hasn't earned 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any other CoLab Inc. pitch competition. We welcome all endeavors of the different industries including but not limited to, the following:

  • Film & media (scripts, research and development, etc.)
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Food science
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate

What are the pitch requirements?

Register for CoLab Inc. Moxie

  • Submit the following pitch deck:
    • Elevator pitch
    • Executive Summary
    • Introduction to team
    • Distribution Plan
    • Financial Breakdown
    • Proofs of concept
  • Must register to attend Moxie Summit 2020
  • Read and agree to Terms & Conditions
  • Submissions must be received by April 1, 2020 11:59 pst
All incomplete entries are invalid; no refunds. Additional visual aids, prototypes, etc. are strongly encouraged.

What happens after I submit?

  • You will receive a thank you message
  • Six finalist will be notified by April 10, 2020 through email & social media.
  • Finalist Packet will be given to the judges the day before the pitch competition for review.

What will the pitch competition be like?

  • Three finalists will compete for a a combided total of $25,000.
  • The finalist will pitch in alphabetical order by last name.
  • Must prepare a 5-7-minute presentation
  • Be prepared for a 5-minute Q&A w/ Judges
  • A/V will be available for visual aids (Deadline for presentation material is due by March 25, 2020 )
  • A panel of judges and an audio vote will determine winners
  • The audience will vote through an online tool after each presentation
  • Judges will deliberate in a separate room away from the audience and finalists
  • Judges have the final say on winners
  • Winners will be announced and take photos with CoLab Staff
  • The heart of the competition is educational, so following the competition, the judges are willing to provide feedback on pitches to each finalist.
  • Watch a pitch from 2019 CoLab Film & Media

What will I be judged on?

  • Strength of the Idea
  • Creativity
  • Technical Execution
  • Feasibility: demonstrates realistic ability to implement the plan
  • Throroughness of the project outline
  • Introduction of the team and its expertise
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the audience
  • Told a good story
  • Provided visual aids
  • Communicated intentions of the funds if selected

What do I win?

Limited, interest-free investments as follows: 1st place - $12,500 2nd place- $7,500 3rd place- $5,000 In addition, winners may have the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders with the purpose of cultivating a viable buisness or nonprofit venture.

What if I win?

  • Checks will be disbursed within 90 days after the event.
  • The funds shall be used in good faith towards the development of the project entry into a viable business or charitable venture.
  • We encourage you to share your experience and project updates to CoLab attendees by presenting at the following CoLab Inc. event and through a submitted video for promotional use.
  • You will also be required to fill out a 1099 and will be responsible for your own tax liability.

Pitch Terms & Conditions

Read the terms and conditions.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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We help innovators and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life through coaching, mentoring and startup funding.

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Garden City, ID 83714

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