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Pitch Competition Submission Form
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Name of Business
Additional Team Members
Minority & Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
1. Problem: What problem originated your business idea
2. Solution: Product/Service - What is your product/service offering? How does it solve the problem?
3. Function and Benefit: How does your product/service work? Define and quantify key benefits (e.g. cost, performance, technical, etc.) for customers.
4. Development Stage: Where is the product/service in its evolution (e.g. idea/conception, proof of concept, fully tested prototype, etc.)?
Business Model and Team
1. Structure: What is the structure of your company? Do you have the team members that you need to grow the business? How will the structure change with growth? Include a brief summary of team experience.
2. Value Proposition: What is your company’s key value proposition (e.g. lowest cost, highest reliability, best performance, etc.)?
3. General Description: What is your business model? Describe how your business makes money and how it will assure great and long-term sustainability for the future.
1. Competitors: Who is your competition?
2. Edge over Competition: What makes you better than other companies currently in the market?
3. Sustainability: Is this competitive position sustainable?
4. IP Protection: How will you protect your proprietary information?
1. Target Market: What markets and market segments are you targeting? How big are these markets and how can you sustainably capture them?
2. Barriers to Entry: What are the key market barriers and how will they lend to your success?
1. Customers: Who are the specific customers that you are pursuing or will pursue? Do you have any letters of interest and/or intent to purchase? Do you have any actual sales to date?
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