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Due Date


Initial application

Monday Oct 15 by 9am

Individuals/teams will submit a max five-minute video, a completed idea assessment questionnaire and upload a max 2-page executive summary.

Competition acceptances

Monday Oct 22 by 6pm

While all applications will receive feedback, a maximum of 25 submissions will be accepted for the competition.

Information/training sessions

Oct 29, 5pm to 8pm

Attendance to an information and education sessions will be mandatory for competitors

Presentation practice and feedback

Nov 1 (time TBD)

Competitors will be required to practice their presentation and receive feedback from an assigned mentor team.

Fast pitch presentations for competitors

Nov 7 (afternoon)

Competitors will have the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch on stage at Drexel Startup Fest. Competitors will also have an exhibit table for the afternoon.

Competition presentations (first round)

Nov 8 (morning)

Competitors will be assigned to one of five competition brackets with five teams in each bracket. Competitors will be presenting to a judging team who will then select one team from their bracket to proceed to the final round.

Competition presentations (final round)

Nov 8 (afternoon)

Five competitors plus one “wild card” will compete on stage at Drexel Startup Fest.