Eligibility

  • Each participant must be a registered student of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi at the time of submission.
  • Applications received after the deadline or that did not follow submission instructions will not be accepted.
  • Participants can submit multiple ideas.
  • All ideas must be the original ideas of the participants.  By submitting this application participants acknowledge that the idea submitted is their original work. Participants must be aware that any ideas developed in the context of their employment may have consequences for ownership of the ideas as a form of intellectual property.

 

Criteria

 

Idea

This idea is unique

Target Market

What problem will the idea solve and who will use the product / service?

 

Competitive Advantage

The competitive advantage is real. There is a unique space in the market for this idea. How is your idea different from others that solve the same problem or fill the same customer need? What is the idea’s competitive advantage?

Financial Strategy / Resources

Describe the possible sources and strategies to fund the product, service, technology, or business process.

Risks & Assumption

Potential risks and how they will be managed.

Goals

Achievements & milestones the participants envision this business accomplishing in the next 3 years.

Video Pitch

The video is creatively done and helps judges understand the idea.