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Humboldt County Office of Education: Phase 1 | INNOVATE Business Challenge

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Phase 1: Submit a short video “elevator pitch”

Entering the INNOVATE! Business Challenge is easy! First, get creative and come up with a unique business idea. Ideas can be an item that does not exist, a new or improved product or service. Not sure? Click here for some ideas.

Once you have your idea, record a 60-90 second video, called an “elevator pitch,” telling us about your idea. In preparing to record, download this helpful Video Contact Sheet and Script form to organize your thoughts. At the beginning, hold up the sheet in front of you, and say the information on it, including your full name, school, grade, and cell phone number. This is not included in the 60-90 second time length requirement. To see some good examples, watch a few videos from previous finalists.

Enter by yourself or as a team. You can even enter three ideas!

Once you’ve recorded your idea video, it’s time to upload it. You may also mail a thumb drive or DVD to HCOE, INNOVATE! Business Challenge, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501.

Videos must be at least 60 seconds long, no longer than 90 seconds, and must be less than 95MB in size. For help with video file size, click here. The first 100 videos entered will receive a prize!

Once you enter your idea, it will be viewed and scored by judges. The top 50 ideas will be selected to move on to Phase 2 to answer 13 Business Questions. In Phase 3 the Top Ten ideas are selected to present their ideas to a panel of judges.

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2021 Finale Presentations

Thursday, May 20
Online Ceremony & Watch Party

Event Contact

Karen Brooks
707-445-7563 | kbrooks@hcoe.org
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