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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 gave a four-minute presentation, followed by six-minute judge Q&A.

WHEN: The preliminary round took place Friday, November 3, 2017. 10-12 teams were chosen for the final round held on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 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.

While the event for this year has ended, please check back soon for updated application and event information.

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