THE VAULT – Steampunk and Maker’s Fair Innovation Pitch Event!
|Venue:||Polk Street – Downtown Lafayette|
|Date:||November 9, 2013|
|Time:||Guest Speaker @ 4PM, Pitches shortly thereafter.|
|Parking:||Come early! Parking downtown will be limited.|
One of the premier innovation Pitch events of the South, InventureWorks will again host THE VAULT during the way cool “Steampunk and Maker’s Fair” hosted by the Lafayette Science Museum and Cite’ des Arts.
What’s a Steampunk and Maker’s Fair? Find out out HERE.
Up to ten UL and SLCC students will be invited to participate, get feedback from a panel of business experts and move their great idea to the next step. Winners of the pitch contest will win valuable prizes including mentorship from the UL Lafayette’s B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration plus incubation at AcceleRagin within LEDA’s Opportunity Machine!
Who can participate?
Any UL or SLCC student with a valid student ID is eligible to pitch their business plan or innovation. Not a student at one of these schools but have a great idea? Submit your idea anyway… there’s always room for exceptions plus private pitches to investors are made all the time. Bring it on!
How do I submit my idea?
Click on SUBMIT and go through the process beginning with our Mutual Non-disclosure Agreement which protects your idea. Then fill out the idea application and send it back. A team will choose up to 10 candidates to pitch life at the venue. Finalists will be notified about the next steps.
What is the deadline for idea submissions?
The final date for business plans/innovation submissions is midnight on Friday November 1st!
What else do I need to know?
Research your idea to make sure it is indeed “meaningfully unique”. Practice your pitch. Get excited… YOU may be the NEXT BIG THING!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
UL BI Moody College of Business Administration
The Idea Zoo
The Opportunity Machine
The Goode Law Firm
Lafayette’s Convention and Visitor’s Commission
Lafayette Public Library
Lafayette Science Museum
Cite’ des Arts