The challenge will take place in two rounds:
Round 1: Individuals or teams will submit a 2-3 minute video describing their idea and addressing the questions from the Challenge Overview. A judges panel of experienced entrepreneurs and startup experts will review the video submissions, and choose the top 3 ideas to advance to Round 2 as finalists.
Round 2: The 3 finalist individuals or teams will have the opportunity to refine their pitches, based on judges' feedback, and submit a final pitch video. The final pitches will be shared with Gray Matter's online audience for a voting period of 1 week. The winner will be chosen based on judges' final scores and the highest audience vote.
Application Opens: July 6, 2020
Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
Finalists Selected & Notified: August 7, 2020
Virtual Finalist Pitch Prep Session (optional): Week of August 10, 2020
Finalist 2nd Pitch Deadline: August 16, 2020
Voting Period: August 19-26, 2020
Winners Announced: August 28, 2020
If you have any questions about this challenge, please email