What is the MVP?
Our winter pitch competition has finally arrived, and this year we are very excited to present the competition in a new online virtual format.
This year participants will submit a pre-recorded VIDEO PITCH showcasing their best business idea for a chance to win a maximum of $1500.
This will ensure everyone involved can participate safely from their homes.
Let's get into the details...
Your business idea must have a foreseeable commercial impact (ie. an idea that can make $$$ in some way) and it must fall into one of two categories:
A Service / Technology
The top pitches we receive will be judged by a panel of Fanshawe College staff, entrepreneurs, and community members.
There will be a winner awarded in each category, plus a “Fan Favourite” will be selected based on the highest number of votes received during the online voting period of March 15-21 at 11:59 pm
Submit your pitch between...
February 11 - March 11
Online voting is open from...
March 15 - March 21
Find out who won on...
Am I Eligible?
All participants must be current students of Fanshawe College
All people in a pitch video must submit a signed Video/Photography release for the pitch to be considered
All pitches must comply with the Student Code of Conduct
All videos must comply with current London/Middlesex Public Health Guideline, specifically surrounding COVID-19
Fanshawe College is committed to equity, value diversity, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Fanshawe College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If an applicant requires an accommodation during the MVP Competition process the Entrepreneurial Curator and Accessibility Services will work with the applicant to meet the applicant's accommodation needs. Please allow ample time for interpretation services. Request it early.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How do I win?
All MVP pitches are to be targeted to your customer and must include the following:
A description of your idea or business
The opportunity, problem or need your idea or business solves is motioned
The target customer is identified
The benefits or value-add to your customer of your idea or business is shared
How your idea or business is unique is mentioned
A clear “ask” is made
In order to ensure your video can be shared, we will require all videos to meet the technical specifications below.
Your video must be between 60 and 90 seconds long
Your video must not contain any copyrighted music, photos, or videos without permission
Your video must be 500 MB or less
Your video must be submitted as an .MP4, MPEG or AVI format
You must include a signed Video/Photo Release Form with your video submission.
If you have questions about your video file please email email@example.com
Need some tips and tricks to help you PERFECT YOUR PITCH? Check out our presentation and resources below to give you the upper hand.