Round 4: Final Presentations

Round 4: Final Presentations

The fourth round of the competition will be held on April 18, 2019. Finalists in this round will continue to compete in their respective tracks from semifinals (Technology Ventures, New Ventures, Social Ventures). The finalists will make two presentations. The first is to the panel of judges in their respective track (Technology Ventures, New Ventures, Social Ventures) in a private session during the day. The second presentation will be in the evening to the judges and a larger public audience. The final round judges are experts in the area of each respective track.

Presentation to Judges

The time limit for a team's first presentation is 10 minutes. These presentations may be accompanied by PowerPoint slides (no other slide technology will be allowed in order to ensure compatibility with available projection resources). The judges will then have up to 6 minutes for questions and answers.

Only the GW student team members can present at this round of the competition. The GW student team members must be physically present to present. No faculty or outside presenters, but they can still work with the team.

Public Presentation 

In the second presentation, the team will have 5 minutes. The winner of the most of the Grand Prizes will be determined after the first presentations. The Audience Choice Award will be decided based on the second presentation.

Prize money will be paid to the winning ventures upon presentation of appropriate documentation regarding their companies/organizations. The winners of cash prizes are required to provide incorporation and ownership documents to GW about their venture and their use of the prize money. All prize money must be claimed within one year of the Final Presentation.



Judges Evaluation Criteria

Final Presentations

Final oral presentations will be judged on the following criteria:

Social or Customer Need and Opportunity (15%)
There is a clear, evidence-based need presented as well as a way to meet that need.

Value Proposition, Impact, and Distinctive Competence (15%)
The venture provides something of value to its customers or beneficiaries. It delivers that value in a unique or innovative way that gives it a competitive advantage.

Management Capability (15%)
This team has or can get the skills needed to effectively develop the venture and handle the risks associated with the venture.

Financial Understanding (15%)
This team has a solid understanding of the financial requirements of the venture.

Investment/Impact Potential (15%)
The venture represents a real investment opportunity in which you would consider investing or funding.

Clarity of Presentation (10%)
The information follows a logical and clear flow throughout the presentation.

Enthusiasm & Persuasiveness (10%)
The team is passionate about their venture idea and presents a convincing argument for its success

Quality of Presentation Materials (5%)
The slides are creative, offer relevant information, and do not cause a distraction.