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Join us at Pitch Palooza - where ideas take flight and innovation knows no bounds

Immerse yourself in a day filled with energy, ideas, and a celebration of entrepreneurship. Whether you're a participant, spectator, or supporter, Pitch Palooza promises an unforgettable experience!

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Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM 
Location: 3950 Newman Rd., Joplin Missouri 64804
Missouri Southern State University, Plaster School of Business

 

Tentative Schedule

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Check In and Networking

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Competition Kick-off in Cornell Auditorium

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Pitch Palooza Rounds Begin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Open Lunch on MSSU Campus

1:00 PM - 2:00: Final Showcase and Award Presentation

Cost: No charge

Elevate Your Ideas

Refine your pitch with expert guidance and feedback. Our seasoned judges will evaluate your Problem Identification, Solution Presentation, Market Opportunity, Team Introduction, and Go-to-Market Strategy. Sharpen your skills and craft a presentation that stands out!

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Problem Identification

Delve into the significance of the problem you've chosen to address. Articulate and discuss the intricacies of the problem with precision, showcasing your ability to navigate its complexities. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate a deep understanding of the problem's relevance and effectively communicate its nuances, setting the stage for a compelling entrepreneurial solution.

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Solution Presentation

Mastery in the art of communication is key to presenting your solution effectively. Your goal is to shine with a value proposition that not only addresses the problem at hand but captivates the audience, leaving a lasting impression. Craft a presentation that not only informs but resonates with the judges and spectators, conveying the transformative power of your solution.

Market Analysis

Market Opportunity

Craft a compelling narrative around the market opportunity your venture seeks to explore. Offer a detailed exploration of market dynamics, including size, competition, and alternative solutions. Share insights that go beyond mere statistics, providing a comprehensive understanding of the market landscape. Share a perspective that highlights not only the potential but also the strategic approach to navigating the market.

Team Portrait

Team Introduction

Elevate the profile of your entrepreneurial team by spotlighting individual skills, talents, and experiences. This is your opportunity to demonstrate why your team is not just ready but destined to succeed. Showcase the unique strengths each team member brings to the table, fostering confidence in your collective ability to tackle challenges and drive the proposed venture to success.

Strategy

Go-to-Market Strategy

Reveal the strategic prowess of your go-to-market plan by showcasing your approach to sales channels, potential customer engagement, and seamless distribution. Clearly outline the pathways your venture will take to reach its target audience, emphasizing the thoughtfulness and effectiveness of your strategy. Demonstrate not only market understanding but also a pragmatic roadmap for successful implementation.

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Freeform

In this creative arena, your presentation is not just a showcase of your venture but a reflection of your unique perspective and imaginative spirit. Seize this opportunity to stand out and make your mark with a presentation that's not just informative but an expression of your entrepreneurial journey. Feel free to include other elements into your pitch such as financial models and real-life progress.

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential - Register Now!

Diverse Categories, Infinite Opportunities

Choose your stage! Whether you're a High School prodigy, a Collegiate visionary, a budding Pre-Venture organization, or an established Business ready to scale, we have a category tailored just for you. Unleash your creativity and compete alongside like-minded trailblazers.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Register for Pitch Palooza today, and set your entrepreneurial spirit on fire. Be part of a community that believes in the power of ideas to shape the future.

Interested in becoming a volunteer or judge?  Apply today!

Deadline to Register: March 18, 2024 by 5:00 PM CST

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