Contestant Submissions – June 2020

June 01, 2020

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Craft a Perfect Pitch – In 10-12 slides, describe your entrepreneurial idea or proposed change initiative in a way that demonstrates the solution’s value to your audience. As with the personal cases in DSI, change initiatives can be generalized as a recommended strategy for Company X, operating in Y industry, and no sensitive internal information should be shared. Similarly, HBAP’s Community Values and Academic Honesty policies apply – any entrants who violate the integrity of the competition may be disqualified, so we ask that you uphold these values at all times. Remember, selected finalists will only have 10 minutes to present to our panel of judges, and must include the following details in their proposal:

  • Team members (individual submissions accepted)
  • Problem statement – clearly articulate why your solution is needed
  • Proposed solution – how will you meet this need?
  • Value proposition – what benefits are derived from addressing the problem, for both the organization and its target market?
  • Implementation plan – indicate the steps you will take to make this solution viable, including plans for scaling and contingencies to address potential pitfalls

You will need to log into the DI Platform in the upper right corner of the screen in order to see the Submit button – if you cannot recall your password from when you submitted your DSI Personal Case, you can perform a password reset. Please upload your slides in the form of exported PowerPoint images – any notes you wish to include can be typed below each slide to give added context about how you will present this idea to the judges/audience. Detailed instructions and a video illustrating the recommended steps can be found in the About tab at the top of this page, and an example submission can be found below. If you need help getting started, this template from the HBS Rock Center might help to formulate your pitch.

You will be able to edit and upload revised versions of your presentation until May 31st at 11:59pm EST. Submissions will be open for comments and revision until that date, so you can incorporate any edits throughout that window, with only the final submission formally reviewed for selection.

Submitted (30)

Example Pitch Template
Posted on May 12, 2020 at 5:48 pm
These slides from the HBS Rock Center should give a good sense of how to present your pitch submission.
Earthly – Sustainability + Humankind
Lisa London
Posted on May 21, 2020 at 8:48 pm
Earthy is a website that curates sustainable products to allow consumers to find the best (ratings based) earth friendly goods and fair trade products. Earthly - promote a healthy planet for current and future generations.
Right on Time
Last modified on May 29, 2020 at 1:28 pm
Right on Time...Combining the love for all things mechanical...M.A.D stands for Mechnical Art Design a creation of Maximillion Busser, the Founder of MB&F and former CEO of Harry Winston
Minis4Me: Remaking the Makeup Industry
Reena Gajjar
Posted on May 30, 2020 at 8:06 pm
Minis4Me is an innovative cosmetic company that is ready to disrupt the cosmetic industry. With a modular patented case and unique business strategy, Minis4Me is positioned to differentiate itself in this crowded marketplace.
Joseph Morstad
Last modified on July 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm
LendingTrio is designed to create an incredibly seamless and efficient platform.
An Emerging Market Community Innovation Platform proposal
Charles Carter
Posted on May 31, 2020 at 7:45 pm
There are no scalable, cost-effective open innovation digital platforms in Africa that facilitate the identification and development of social needs by entrepreneurs, encourage direct community participation, draw on crowd and institutional expertise to problem-solve and act as a transparent bridge [...]
Jeremy Langer
Last modified on June 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm
WiBi will create the interactive e-commerce platform needed to allow audiences to use their phone or TV remote to click-on and buy the things they see on TV.
Solar Street Lamps
Kiran Ramachandran
Posted on May 31, 2020 at 11:23 pm
Solar Street Lamp is not a new concept but the ability to provide real time monitoring of traffic patterns , pollution control, surveillance systems, and internet connectivity are some of the disruptions that could revolutionize the industry. UJAN Technologies intends [...]
Anamika Tiwari
Last modified on May 31, 2020 at 11:56 pm
#Your go to source for peace of mind and enjoyment. Germ free and verified all at the same time! #enjoy #germfree #vacation_again
Silver Hands Assist App
Jane De Heer
Posted on May 31, 2020 at 11:41 pm
A large percentage of older adults have critical health and social needs post discharge from a hospital or medical center. Inaccessibility to these social areas have been linked to decline in overall health and historically has been noted to stunt [...]