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Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition 2021 State Finals
June 19, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition is the most elite high school pitch competition in the country, giving Hoosier students the opportunity to create their own business plans and showcase entrepreneurial ideas throughout the state. The vision of Innovate WithIN is to build a generation of youth with an “opportunities are everywhere” mindset fueling innovation and hope for our communities, country and the world.
12:00pm: Student Check-In Begins
2:00pm: Event Kick-Off
2:30pm: Student Pitches Begin
5:00pm: Student Pitches Conclude
5:15pm: Awards Celebration Fundraising Cocktail Reception
6:15pm: Awards Presentation Begins
6:55pm: Live Auction
7:00pm: Formal Event Concludes
7:30 – 8:30pm: Desserts and Cocktail Networking Reception
In the midst of COVID, 2020 has been record-breaking year for us:
- Competition submissions have gone from 419 in 2020 to over 800 in 2021
- Over 100 school corporations were actively engaged
- 65% of Indiana’s 92 counties have students participating in the competition
- New this year, we have secured 11 university partners which are offering a combined value of more than $19.7 million dollars in scholarship opportunities.
In addition, each year the winners of the state competition will each receive $10,000 in seed funding to build their business, $10,000 towards a 529 education funding plan and $5,000 toward a once-in-a-lifetime immersion trip, totaling over $100,000 in value.
Please join us for this event, to bring together students, parents, community leaders, corporate executives, state leaders, sponsors, and other partners across all industries that make up the innovation & entrepreneurial ecosystem around the state. We are inviting you to the evening networking cocktail hour and awards celebration, but welcome you to attend the pitches throughout the day.