The registration will ask for a Pitch Idea Title, plus a brief description of your“pitch.” Entrants may alter their pitch at the time of its presentation to a panel of judges in the semifinal round of the Idea Audition. The pitch may not be changed between the semifinal round and the final round.

Any external funding received by the participant with regards to their “Idea” must be identified and reported on the application. Ventures that have raised equity capital totaling $250,000 or more from sources other than team members or team members’ friends and families, or that have realized more than $750,000 in sales in the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the competition are not eligible. Federal grant awards, including funding form SBIR/STTR programs, are excluded from this restriction.