In light of the Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada (YSEC)'s upcoming pitch competition, YSEC thought it would be great to share the perspective of somebody who’s had a lot of experience with pitch contests before. Below is the blog post I put together as a guest post for YSEC.
So you’ve decided to enter a pitch competition? Let’s say you’ve clearly identified your business and covered the basics: management team credibility, problem, solution, target market, customers, marketing, business model (how you’ll make money), competitors, competitive advantage, demonstrated traction, funding amount, and how funds will be spent. Take it from someone who’s been both a judge and a participant in many pitch contests - whether you win or not, there are many benefits to participating.