Power Pitch 2018
$3,000 in Cash Prizes will be awarded
The competition is Saturday, March 17, 2018 on the IMSA campus. Open to individuals and teams in grades 6 – 12.
$1,500 First Prize Sponsored by Charles Whittaker
$1,000 Second Prize Sponsored by deliciousness.com
$500 Third Prize Sponsored by After the Peanut
Power Pitch is a stepping stone to the Next Launch competition
The Next Launch is a business idea pitch competition held later in May 2018 in Indiana that draws high school teams from schools in Illinois and indiana. IMSA TALENT high school students may participate even if they are not enrolled full-time at IMSA.
Forty-one teams are currently registered for Power Pitch. Teams that qualify with an elevator pitch by Feb 26 will pitch on March 17.
Coaching sessions are available Monday evenings, from Jan 22 through Mar 12 (excluding Feb 19 holiday). IN2 members are free; drop-ins are $10 per evening. IN2 coaching sessions are scheduled between 6 and 9; workshops are 7:15-8.
$1,500 First Place Sponsor
Charles graduated from IMSA in 2007 and is Head of Product at Avant, a Chicago-based online lending platform.
$1,000 Second Place Sponsor
Consider this your one-stop shop for the newest and most innovative snacks that you’ve never heard of. You haven’t heard of them...yet!...because they’re totally new products made by a small family-owned company in Chicago (with an IMSA alum as CEO) that specializes in finding holes in the market and filling them. That’s how we bring you the latest and greatest trends in snack time — time and time again. Visit the Website
$500 Third Place Sponsor
After the Peanut