Get ready to pitch your ideas
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Kennedy Center- Dix Room
Registration is required!
Ideablitz! is a venue for Hiram students to develop and present innovative ideas, ranging anywhere from new inventions to improvements on existing inventions to not-for-profit enterprises responding to alleviate a local or global problem.
Students can compete individually or as a team with up to five members, with the chance to win cash awards of $500 (1st Place), $300 (2nd Place) or $200 (3rd place).
Each presenter or team has five minutes to pitch their idea to the panel of judges followed by a two-minute question and answer session. The judges will determine the top three prizes finishers based on these critieria: Idea or Concept; Market Need and Industry; Technology Attributes; Competitive Attributes and Pricing; Uniqueness; and Quality of Presentation.
To better help you prepare, we will offer two workshops:
ideablitz! Workshop #1 - What you Need to Know to Pitch at Blitz!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
5:30pm-6:30pm, East Hall Forum
ideablitz! Workshop #2 – Perfect Your Pitch for Blitz!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
5:30pm-6:30pm, East Hall Forum
Registration is required to participate in ideablitz!2013 on November 7th.
You must register in order to compete in ideablitz! If you are entering as a team, one team member should be responsible for registering the group.
**Registration opens Friday, October 25th at 9:00AM and closes on Friday, November 1st at 5:00PM.**
Click here to register!
At the fourth annual ideablitz! competition on November 8, 2012, eleven innovative ideas were pitched by students from across the college to a panel of outside judges. Each student or team had five minutes to present followed by two minutes of Q&A. Ideas were judged on concept, market need, technological and competitive attributes, pricing, uniqueness, and presentation.
The top three winners were:
- 1st Place ($500.00) –
Spencer Birney '13 with Common Cents
- 2nd Place ($300.00) –
Richie Webb '16 with Webb's Warning Brakes
- 3rd Place ($200.00) –
Jacob Vaughan '16 with AA Ponics
Judges: Scott Altman, Senior Vice President, Raymond James; Dar Caldwell, Founder and Managing Partner of Launchhouse; Daniel Moss, Owner of UnSwing; and Joe Bica, Mayor, City of Ravenna; and Harriet Rubin, author, consultant, and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.
- 1st place - "Worry Free D.D." -
Harrison Dickerhoof '15, Oliver Dickerhoof '12, Christian Dowdy '15, Isaiah Gwynn '14 and Tiffany Shields '12
- 2nd place - "The Weighted Cleat"-
Dario Pelemis '15, Jeff Schofield '15, Jayveer Sodiwal '15 and Kamron Patterson '15
- 3rd place - "Mifi Menu Software" -
Claudia Allen '15, Maryann Frank '14, Elidia Hernandez '15, Kyle Meggas '15 and Curtis Webster '15
Judges: Scott Altman, Managing Director of Wells Fargo Bank Investments; Dar Caldwell, Founder and Managing Partner of Launchhouse; Matt Minarik, President of Hi-Q Group; Daniel Moss, Owner of UnSwing; and Chris Romeo, Owner of Attention to Detail.
Read more about the most recent ideablitz! competition.
- 1st place -
- 2nd Place -
John Jordan & Karen Ising
- 3rd place -
Allison Steele, Artel Moreira (partnering with Simone Gabriela) & Caitlyn Ruese
- Honorable Mentions -
John Kesegich, Jessica Fross, Michelle Rosenbaum, Corey Trusso & Nana Kwamena Takyi-Micah
Judges: Jennifer (Godwin) McCarty, Senior Account Executive at JWT Action; George Rose, Accounting & Economics Instructor, Retired; Brad Myers, CEO PeopleKeys®
- 1st Place –
- 2nd place –
Alex Dellas & Jennifer Godwin
- 3rd Place –
Jennifer Warren, Teri Bradshaw & Anthony Morgan
- Honorable Mentions –
Bonnie Brentar, Marc Parker, Tim Isaac& Stephen Dunn
Judges: Stephen Behm, University Hospitals of Cleveland; Barry Conway, Conway Greene; John Dearborn, Jumpstart, Inc.; Robin Harbage, EMB America LLC; Mary Holmes, MKH Consulting