Babson Olympiad

High School Pitch Competition

Where Big Ideas Win Big

The Babson Olympiad is a virtual high school pitch competition that brings together teams of young entrepreneurs from around the world to battle their venture ideas. As the #1 College for Entrepreneurship, Babson College is proud to host this spring event where young entrepreneurs identify opportunities for innovation, share with peers and industry experts about the value they are capable of adding, and ask for the resources they need to move forward. 

 

The Pitch: 3 Minutes, 3 Slides, 1 Awesome Idea

Your team will have three minutes and three slides to pitch your venture idea. The video pitch should feature your team presenting in coordination with the 3 slides that showcase your venture. For the complete competition criteria, view our Babson Olympiad Pitch Criteria (PDF).

Opportunity

Describe the opportunity or challenge you have explored. How is the solution you have proposed innovative?

Market

Estimate your target market size, identify the competition, and describe your marketing strategy.

Feasability

Describe the outcomes of your soft launch and how you determined your venture idea is feasible.

How the Olympiad Works

STEP 1: Throw Your Hat in the RingRegister Your Team by April 12 (see details below)

STEP 2: Let the Battle Begin - Upload Your Pitch Video by April 26

STEP 3: The Last Word - Online Finalist Round Q&A Competition, April 30 – May 2

STEP 4: Big Ideas Win Big - Winners Announced on May 3

We’ll be showcasing our winners on our Babson website and social media channels. Beyond bragging rights, winners will receive prize money to reinvest in their entrepreneurial dreams.

 

Olympiad Prizes

Grand Prize

$1000

1st Runner-Up

$500

2nd Runner-Up

$250

 

Registration

To register your team for the 2019 Babson Olympiad, submit this online form.

Current high school students may register as individuals or as a team.

Registration Fee: $75 per venture (team or individual)

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US:

Babson Youth Impact Team
Phone: 781-239-4400
Email: activate@babson.edu

2018 Grand Prize Winner:

Venture: Flossity
Team: Jack Busa of St. John's Preparatory School

Flossity is a newly designed device to make flossing easier, cheaper, and less environmentally damaging. Winner, Jack Busa, presented a 3-D printed prototype of Flossity, shaped like a toothbrush but outfitted with a compartment that holds a replaceable floss spool.

Pitch competition previously called Babson Boston Cup.