Clear explanation of the problem (i.e. the customer need or pain) and the proposed solution (i.e. the product or service)?
Does the product or service solve a real societal need?
Is the solution unique and differentiated?
Is the business model clear and viable?
What scale of impact, with quantifiable measures, does or could this organization produce?
Does the company know what it takes to 'get to market'?
Rules & Guidelines
Winning team is not required to attend SXSW. Ticket and opportunity to pitch is not transferable.
You must pitch at SXSW to receive the Interactive Gold Pass to SXSW. (Attending the festival without pitching is not an option)
Majority of founding team must be Cornell and must have alteast one current Cornell student. (If two founders, one must be current Cornell student).
Audition can be held via skype for those students not on Ithaca campus.
If selected to be in competition, Cornell Student must be present to pitch in person at event on February 3.
Final presentation deck for event is due to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb 1 at midnight.