At the end of ActInSpace, all teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.
Are participants expected to have a working prototype, or are they just pitching their business plan? In the past edition in function of applicants’ skills, someone built some prototype sometime just with paper and scotch tape, in 2016 a team showed up with a 3D printed prototype, others made a teaser video, other coded an app… but at the end they have to show how their idea is capable to be successful… and sometimes a good pitch with a nice powerpoint is enough.
How long should the pitches be? A pitch should be five minutes long (if you make it to the international final in Toulouse, you will get 6-8 minutes to pitch).
I haven’t done this before, can I have some help? For sure! A lot of our mentors have experience in pitching, public speaking and putting together business plans. You can request their help during the event. We’ve also got a pitch deck template to start you off (although you can use your own if you want).
These links are great for pitching advice:
- Pitching Tips
- Pitch Advice for Startups and Entrepreneurs With Don Dodge
- What is it with the Startup Weekend Pitch?