Detailed Judging Criteria: 3 Minute Video
Detailed Judging Criteria: Ten-Page Business Plan
The Trade Show is noted as the most exciting round of the competition and takes place
on Friday, April 26. Teams are encouraged to set up intricate displays and pitch the
team's business concept to judges. The judges will be comprised of two sectors: student
judges and business leaders. All judges are given $10,000 "Shocker Dollars" to invest
in a portfolio of teams that they consider "most viable" - most likely to succeed
in the marketplace. At the end of the event, investment dollars will be tallied. The
six teams with the most investments will advance to the Finals. Advancing teams will
be notified via email.
The Final Round is open to viewing by all competition participants, judges, faculty,
students, and the public. Each team will have 14 minutes to present and 8 minutes
for Q&A from the judges panel. After all presentations are finished, judges will deliberate
and by process of consensus select the award recipients. Awards will be granted at
the Awards Ceremony in the KFBF Innovation Hub of Devlin Hall at 5 p.m.
Final presentations on Friday, May 3: