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2017 Pitch Deck Competition - First Round - Reading Pitch Deck Submission

Reading Pitch Deck Guidelines


Decks must be limited to 11 slides. The deck should include information on:

  1. Title slide: company name, your name(s), contact information
  2. Overview: describe the problem and how you are going to solve it
  3. Opportunity: describe what’s current happening in this market and how your hospitality business idea fits
  4. Problem: describe the problem you are trying to solve, its size, how it’s currently being addressed
  5. Solution: explain your value proposition
  6. Customer or Market: identify your customers and how will you reach them
  7. Competition: identify your primary and secondary competitors and how you are different
  8. Business Model: describe how you will make money
  9. Team: provide the background for each key member of your team
  10. Financial Projections and Key Metrics: ex. projected revenue and expenses, margins, point at which business is cash flow positive and/or cash breakeven
  11. Current Status, Accomplishments to Date, Timeline, Use of Funds, Next Steps

The first round of the competition requires students to prepare a Reading Pitch Deck. Submissions are due by Noon EST on October 16, 2017. Please submit via OrgSync and should be named according to the following format: ReadingDeck_TeamName.pdf   

Up to 5 teams will be selected to compete as Finalists. Teams will be notified of whether they are invited to advance in the Competition by November 7, 2016.

Any questions, please contact Pillsbury Institute Program Manager, Michelle Ciaschi at Thank you!

This form closed on October 16, 2017 12:00 PM EDT