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At Dartmouth, we not only encourage you to think big, but we  have programs and competitions that can help bring your big ideas to life. One of these said competitions is what we like to call the Pitch.

Hosted by Dartmouth's Digital Arts, Leadership, and Innovation Lab, or DALI  as we like to call it, and in collaboration with the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, the Pitch offers funding opportunities to current Dartmouth students, faculty, or staff with new and innovative company or product ideas.

Now you may be thinking, "no way, this is too good to be true," but it's not...though there is a catch. In order to qualify for funding, participants get two minutes to "pitch" their big idea to a panel of judges and an audience. The winners are selected based on qualities like originality, potential impact, feasibility, strength of team, and of course, the quality of their pitch.

Winners can receive up to $3,000 in funding and a chance to work with the DALI Lab to help refine their problem, hone in on a solution, design prototypes, and implement those prototypes to help validate their ideas and get their product traction.

According to DALI's website, the most commonly pitched ideas include food delivery apps, study and tutoring buddy apps, and travel apps.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, hurry, the application closes at 12 Noon on October 17, with the next Pitch coming up next month on November 3 at 7 p.m.

You can find this term's application here. And check out their FAQS page here.  

 

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