How It Works

 
Innovator Round 1, Now through February 22, 2021
  • Submit an application.
  • Submit your 1-2-page executive summary.
  • Submit short answers to questions.
Innovator Round 2, March 1-10, 2021
  • 64 teams selected.
  • Each team submits a 90-second video pitch.
  • Judging is based on video pitch, application, executive summary and short answers.
Investor Challenge, March 12-18, 2021
  • Each participant from the 64 teams is given a bracket with all 64 competing ventures.
  • Watch the 90-second pitches, and read the executive summaries and short answers.
  • Select the ventures you think will move on in each round, including the Grand Prize winner.
  • Receive points for each round in which your chosen team(s) moves on.
  • The investor with the most points at the end of the competition wins $2,500.
Innovator Round 3, March 19 – April 8, 2021
  • 32 teams selected.
  • Each team submits a 5-page business plan by April 1, 2021.
  • Teams are assigned times. Each team gets 5 minutes with judges for Q&A.
  • Judging is based on business plan, Q&A, video pitch, application, executive summary and short answers.
Innovator Round 4, April 9-13, 2021
  • 8 Powerhouse finalists selected.
  • Teams are assigned times to pitch to judges.
  • Teams get 8 minutes to pitch and 8 minutes of Q&A with judges.
  • Business plans from Round 3 are reviewed.
  • Judging is based on live pitches, Q&A, business plan, application, executive summary and short answers.
 
Winners Announced, April 14, 2021