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Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Resources

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Templates

Use the below templates to prepare for your Scale-Up Pitch Challenge submission.

Business Canvas Template

The business canvas template should be downloaded, completed and attached via the online form with your initial submission. The business canvas will give judges a quick overview of all the different aspects of your business. Be as thorough as possible while fitting your content into the template provided (we will not accept additional pages for the business canvas).

Pitch PowerPoint Template

All teams presenting to judges will be required to use a standardized template that includes their company name, logo and email address. The template also includes recommended slides to help keep your presentation targeted. The interior of each slide (minus the logo, email address and company name) can be designed however your team sees fit for presenting your information to the judges. The template will be emailed to semi-finalists when they are notified of selection.

Creating the Perfect Pitch

Before you film your elevator pitch video, use the resources below to fine-tune your presentation and make sure you cover all the important aspects of your business.

Pitch Tips

Don’t Sell Your Product: The Scale-Up Pitch Challenge is not a “sales pitch.” Although the judges want to see passion and energy from the team, do NOT try to “sell” the product or service itself to judges but the viability of the business.

Start with a Compelling Hook: Open your pitch with an interesting question or statement that spikes the interest of the judges and the audience. Follow the introduction by showing how the question or statement relates to the product or service.

Keep it Compelling: Keep the audience’s attention. If there is no observable passion for the idea or concept, chances are the judges or the audience will not have passion for it either.