Final Event

Final Competition Process

After the first round of judging is completed, the eight business idea submissions with the highest scores will advance to the final competition.  Finalists will be notified by mid November.

BIG Idea – The 8 competition finalists will be required to make a six minute presentation.

30 seconds – Elevator Pitch

Remaining 5 minutes, 30 seconds – Presentation

Presentation must include a visual component – PowerPoint, storyboard, handout, demonstration or other visual component of the finalist’s choice

Computer, screen and projector will be provided

The judging is based on the viability of the business idea and information conveyed during the final presentation.

Media may be present during presentation to capture footage.

Elevator pitches and presentations from previous years’ finalists can be seen on the Previous Winners page or on the BIG Idea SD YouTube channel.

The Final Competition will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Aberdeen, SD on the campus of Northern State University. 

Final Competition Agenda

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