Finalists and Winners of Power Pitch 2017
$3,000 in Cash Prizes were awarded at Power Pitch
The competition was Saturday, March 4, 2017 on the IMSA campus. Open to individuals and teams in grades 6 – 12.
Ayan Agarwal ($1,000 for blabl, an app that supplements Speech Therapy for young people)
Joshua Orr ($1,000 for FastExit, a smart exit sign for evacuating large venues safely)
Sushil Upadhyayula and Pranav Upadhyayula ($500 for Heat2Heal, an arthritis wrap that focuses heating and massage by generating electricity from body heat)
Catelyn Rounds and Julian Kroschke ($500 for Shop Cheetah, an app that saves shoppers time in stores and increases store sales)
Also pictured: Nikhil Madugula and Sivam Bhatt (Flameless, a system for extinguishing kitchen fires with sound waves) who will attend Next Launch Finals with Ayan Agarwal, Sushil Upadhyayula and Pranav Upadhyayula.
Power Pitch is a stepping stone to the Next Launch competition
The Next Launch is a business idea pitch competition held on May 17, 2017 in Indiana that draws high school teams from three schools: IMSA, Fischers HS and Culver Academy. IMSA TALENT students may participate even if they are not enrolled full-time at IMSA.
Written Application Details for entry into Power Pitch
Answer these questions
Maximum length: 100 words each Images may also be uploaded.
Describe the problem or opportunity and solution
What problem is solved by this product or service? Or what opportunity for new value is created?
What does the product or service do? How does it work? What major risks are involved? How it is innovative?
Describe the Market
Who is the intended customer segment or audience for this product or service?
What evidence is there that these customers would buy or use the product or service?
Describe the Business Model
How would the business make money (sustain itself) and scale?
Names and schools will be removed from the written applications and judged by a panel of investors. The strongest applications will be selected to compete in Power Pitch.