INNOVATOR COMPETITION

Pitch It to Win It!

To support and encourage the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, the Jacobson Institute sponsors a competition each fall and spring semester. Qualified participants are in high school with an interest in starting or expanding a business.

Students don't need a business background to compete - they need motivation, passion, and a good idea.

Prizes

$3,000 in Cash Prizes!

  • 1st Place - $1,500
  • 2nd Place - $1,000
  • 3rd Place - $500

WHEN COMPETITIONS ARE HELD

Competitions are held in the fall and spring.

During an academic year, students who receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the fall cannot compete in the spring. If a team receives the honorable mention award in the fall they are eligible to compete in the spring.

The competition starts over each school year, meaning that all students are eligible to compete regardless of whether they previously received a prize (using the same idea or a new name).

HOW DO YOU COMPETE?

Key Information

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Deadline to submit online application and executive summary: November 16, 2017
  • Top 12 notified and moving on to the next round: November 24, 2017
  • Innovator Competition: Week of December 4-8, 2017