The Cardinal Challenge will showcase teams’ presentation savvy in two formats: Business Plan Presentation and Fast Pitch.
Business Plan Presentation
During the Saturday morning sessions, three teams will participate in each of four tracks of the Business Plan Presentation competition. Conducted simultaneously, the four tracks will include 15 minutes for each presentation followed by up to 15 minutes of Q & A from the judges. Based on the judges’ selections, each track will produce one winner, with four teams competing in the afternoon finals. Judges will score each team on its written business plan and oral presentation.
Written plan judging factors include, but are not limited to:
- Executive Summary
- Market Analysis
- Product or Service
- Operating Strategy
- Critical Risks
- Pro-forma Financials
- Company Overview
- Uses of Funds
Oral presentation judging factors include, but are not limited to:
- Presentation Creativity
- Concept Viability
- Business Plan
- Visual Aids
The finals will feature 15-minute presentations followed by 15-minute Q & A by the finals judges.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Reception and Celebration on Saturday evening.
The eight teams not selected for the finals will participate in the Fast Pitch competition, where one member of each team will present its concept to the judges in 60 seconds.
Made without visual aids or follow-up Q&A, the Fast Pitches will be judged on passion, completeness, relevance and style.
Winners will be announced at the Saturday evening Awards Reception and Celebration.