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First Round
Selection Criteria

Preparation is key. 

Take a look at what would make your pitch successful and captivating!

ESP/TECH Track

01.

Problem

  • Is the problem clear?

  • Is the problem significant?

  • Is this a valid and quality business idea?

02.

Market

  • Is it clear who the target market is?

  • Based on the information provided, is it reasonable to expect this business will be competitive in the marketplace?

  • Does the venture disrupt or add value to the market?
    How big is the market?

03.

Solution

  • Is the solution clear?

  • Is the solution innovative?

  • Is the customer value proposition legitimate and compelling?

  • Is their growth potential?

04.

Technology

  • Is the venture truly a tech-based venture?

  • Is the solution tech-enabled?

  • Is there an IP opportunity?

05.

Team

  • Is it clear why this is the right entrepreneur for this opportunity?

  • Does the entrepreneur have the required tactical and leadership skills?

  • Do the founder(s) have the credibility, experience, or passion to execute?

  • How well was the presentation delivered?

  • Was their pitch concise, clear, smooth, enthusiastic, yet relaxed/natural feeling?

06.

University Alignment

  • How well does it align with University of Dayton's values?

Main Street Track

01.

Overall Quality of the Idea

  • Is the business sustainable?

  • Is the concept clever, innovative?

  • Does there appear to be a solid business model, is it well thought out?

  • Is this a valid and quality business idea?

02.

Clear Problem / Opportunity

  • Does the business address a real customer need and/or solve a real problem for customers?

  • Are there customer segments that would benefit from this venture? 

03.

Value Proposition

  • Will the product/service address the need?

  • Is the customer value proposition legitimate and compelling?

  • Were the benefits of the venture articulated clearly? 

04.

Quality of the Presentation

  • How well was the presentation delivered?

  • Was the pitch concise, clear, smooth, enthusiastic, yet relaxed/natural feeling?

  • Were the important points covered in sufficient depth?

  • Was the team persuasive and showed enthusiasm, passion, and energy?

05.

University Alignment

  • How well does it align with University of Dayton's values?

Nonprofit Track

01.

Overall Quality of the Idea

  • Is there a clearly defined social benefit to the community?

  • Is the approach unique and not currently being done locally? 

  • Is the mission and the beneficiaries specifically identified?

  • Does there appear to be a solid nonprofit model, and it is well thought out?

02.

Quality and Scope of the Impact

  • Are the mission and vision clear and concise?

  • Does the organization solve an important societal problem?

  • Is the value proposition legitimate and compelling?

  • Does the solution address a root cause or a symptom? Will it help break the cycle?

  • Do the benefits justify the cost?

03.

Competitiveness of the Concept

  • Does the presenter convincingly explain why their organization is best-suited to accomplish this effort?

  • Is the scale of the impact significant to the Dayton area?

  • Is there a strong basis for the concept?

  • Are there objective and/or impact metrics?

04.

Ability to Execute

  • Based on the information provided, is it reasonable to assume that the entrant/team can/will launch and execute this nonprofit venture?

  • Do the founder(s) have the credibility, experience, or passion to execute?

  • Has the organization established a robust board/leadership team/advisors?

05.

Quality of the Presentation

  • How well was the presentation delivered?

  • Was the pitch concise, clear, smooth, enthusiastic, yet relaxed/natural feeling?

  • Were the important points covered in sufficient depth?

  • Were they persuasive?

06.

University Alignment

  • How well does it align with University of Dayton's values?