PITCH COMPETITION AND SUMMER PROGRAM
Launch It: Cincy is a pitch competition exclusively for undergraduate students in the Tri-State Area - stretching from Dayton to Lexington!
Strong applicants demonstrate a well-thought-out idea, understand the problem they are trying to solve, and will commit to building their business over the Summer with our unique prize package.
UNIQUE PRIZE PACKAGE
The unique prize package will support the winning teams to stay in Cincinnati over the summer, build relationships within the Startup Cincy Ecosystem, and focus on building their business.
LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Connections with other students working in Cincinnati
Mentoring / Access to SMEs
Connection to Ecosystem
Apply for MSV Funding after:
Validating your concept
Weekly Check-ins with MSV
VALUED AT OVER $28,000
2024 COMPETITION KEY DATES
PHASE 1: APPLY
October 23, 2023
December 1, 2023
PHASE 2: PITCH
Attend Pitch Training
February 16, 2024
5-minute Pitch - 5-minutes of Q&A
PHASE 3: BUILD
Do you have any tips on completing the application or crafting the pitch?
We are happy to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you may have. Keep an eye out for upcoming in-person events to help you craft strong application materials! Pitch Training will be provided to finalists before they Pitch in Phase 2.
What are companies are being evaluated on?
Companies will be evaluated on different aspects of the business for each phase of the Launch It: Cincy Program. Strong applicants demonstrate a well-thought-out idea and understand the problem they are trying to solve. For specific judging criteria, download the judging criteria on the Resources page.
Who decides the Launch It: Cincy Finalists?
Each phase of the Launch It: Cincy Pitch Competition is judged by Community Leaders including Founders, Subject Matter Experts, Regional Supporters, and Corporate Advocates!
Why did I not move forward in the Competition?
While we try to give specific feedback to as many applications as possible, sometimes we are unable to provide a detailed reply. We will not be able to provide judge score sheets, but will provide general feedback where applicable to help your business grow.