High School Division
The high school division presentation will be in the form of an outcome pitch. Participants will pick one of the five topics below and be matched up with a small business. They will have approximately two months to communicate with the small businesses and follow through with their solution. Groups will show how the business has benefited from your solution, and will be assessed on the quality of their presentation and the work that they will have completed within the two month window. The rubric can be found below.
Each group should be between 3-4 members as well as an advisor. The advisor can be any responsible adult. Participants should select one person to serve as a "project manager" that will communicate with the small businesses themselves.
We suggest teams have the following "personalities" at the very least, but we also encourages teams to be diverse in terms of strengths and talents!
Project Manager: this student should have good communication and leadership skills; they will be in charge of making sure the team and the small business owner are in communication, are meeting, and are working together cohesively. The will also be receiving information updates from the I3 Competition are tasked with sharing this information with the team.
Tech Wizard(s): this student/these students should have experience in coding or web-design platforms like Wix, Weebly, etc. The skill set will depend on the project teams focus on, as somme students are more comfortable coding apps, coding websites, or implementing specific tools.
Pitches Must be
8 minutes. Each team will be given a 2 minute warning and is expected to finish their full outcome pitch in 8 minutes.
After your Pitch
The judges wll enter into a 5 minute Q&A period. The judges can ask anything from clarification questions to technical questions.
The judges will give you some feedback and then your team is excused until closing ceremonies. More detailed feedback will be sent to teams at the end of the via emails to the adult sponsors.
Teams Are Expected
To dress to impress! Please dress in Business Casual Attire (BCA) or Western Business Attire (WBA) at least on the part of you that is visible on the Zoom.