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Pitch Smackdown

2017 Pitch Smackdown

WHO: Two categories—Clemson Undergraduate students and Clemson Graduate students.

WHAT: Give a “Call to Action” speech for your idea. It can be a small idea or a fully developed product.  Those chosen for the final round will do a four-minute presentation, followed by six-minute judge Q&A.

WHEN: The preliminary round is Friday, November 3, 2017 (online submissions due at midnight). 10-12 teams will be chosen for the final round to be hold on Friday, November 10, 2017 for 2-4PM.

WHERE: Watt Family Innovation Center

PRIZES: $30,000 (awarded in varying increments at the discretion of the judges) in funding for R&D, marketing, and/or product development expenses.

Optional coaching will be available prior to the event. Please see the 2017 Event Flyer for more information.