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Video clip pitches thanks Nov. 16

Living in the “new normal” is heading to consider new strategies, new solutions, and new entrepreneurs. And the Rainforest Pitch Competition is exactly where to discover them. The event will be an all-virtual this drop, but the prizes will be genuine!

UNM’s Innovation Academy and UNM Rainforest Innovations (formally STC.UNM) are again partnering to present this modified possibility for students to pitch company or product or service ideas through video to earn their share of an more than $5,000 prize pool.

Learners need to submit their 90-next movie pitch by Nov. 16 to enter the competitiveness. Winners will be chosen by a judging committee and available suggestions on their pitch and concept, as effectively as doable opportunities for partnerships or supplemental funding.

Every single of the major 10 entries will acquire at minimum $250. The winner of the judges’ choice award will be awarded $1,000 and 2nd through fifth area will just take property $750 just about every.

“This is a good opportunity for our pupils to function on their concepts that have been pent up in the course of the pandemic—we’re excited to listen to what they’ve occur up with,” Innovation Academy Executive Director, Robert DelCampo explained. “They have the chance to start out with this pitch opposition and develop their thoughts while finishing their diploma.”

The Rainforest Pitch Competitors is open up to all New Mexico faculty and college learners, and business enterprise/products thoughts can be at any amount of enhancement. This competitors is meant to give pupils experience in pitching their concepts, no subject how early they are in the system, and to give valuable comments they can use to proceed to mature their ventures.

The UNM Innovation Academy carries on to offer digital applications and competitions as the college group adapts to the recent and evolving pandemic circumstance. The Innovation Academy continues to be fully commited to and excited about spreading the idea of an entrepreneurial state of mind to all of UNM’s pupils.

For extra info, call Tiffini Porter at [email protected].