Rise to the Challenge Application

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   Annual Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition

   What are you doing? How are you moving your ideas forward?



The Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition offers over $20,000 in cash and professional services up for grabs. The Competition promises to be UB’s most exciting competition of the year. This could be just the vehicle to breathe life into your unique idea or give your existing business a boost.

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2021

Final "Live" Virtual Competition: April 22, 2021

To apply for the 2021 Rise to the Challenge, please follow these 3 simple steps:

STEP 1: Create an Investment Summary for your business. We strongly encourage you to use the PitchCreator.com "College Foundation Course" to create your summary. (You do NOT need to create a slide deck for the application). Here's the link to the page:  https://pitchcreator.com/courses-college-students/

STEP 2: Create a 1-min. video pitch that identifies the target customer, market opportunities and competition for your business, among other things.

Upload the video to YouTube and provide URL link.

STEP 3: Upload your 1-min video pitch URL link and Investment Summary (see Attachments below), by February 28, 2021 - 11:59 PM.

You must complete all 3 steps.

If a step is missed, you will be disqualified.

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General Information about you

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
What is your LinkedIn URL?

U of Baltimore Status

Note: Young alumni graduated after May 2015.

Select the degree(s) that you earned from the University of Baltimore.
What was your Major / Minor?
Most recent graduation year?

Company / Startup Information

What is the name of your startup?
Describe your product or service and customers (no more than 250 words)
Select Existing Business if you have external funding or revenues over $5000.
Teams may be no more than five people total.

List of Team Members

Submission Requirements

Please check each item you have uploaded to "Attachments" or provided a link below.

Link to 1-minute Video

Paste link to your video in this field.
This is auto-saved. Submit when ready.