Frequently Asked Questions
How long should my slide deck be?
We recommend between 8-10 slides.
Remember, you have only 5 minutes and you don’t want to rush – so pick out the most important points and state those in a clear, compelling way. You can address other details during the Q&A.
What should I include in my pitch?
Any successful pitch should have 6 components:
- Describe the problem and for whom
- Describe your solution
- Explain the business model: who pays? how do you make money?
- Make the ask – what do you need and for what purpose?
For more information on each of these components, see here: http://fortune.com/2016/01/26/entrepreneur-pitch-investors-tips/
Who will the judges be?
The judges are recruited from Georgetown alumni and other local business leaders. They are a combination of entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders. Each judging panel will consist of between 3 and 6 judges.
Can I participate if one of my team members is not a Georgetown student?
At least one of the members of the team must be either undergraduate, graduate, or certificate-seeking students currently enrolled at Georgetown University. Only Georgetown students are allowed to pitch.
What should I use to create my slides?
You are required to submit your presentation using a Google Slides link sent to the event organizers. Final slides will be due 48 hours prior to your pitch.