About the Innovate WithIN Competition

Innovate WithIN is a regional pitch competition for high school students in the State of Indiana.

Young innovators are invited to develop and submit their ideas for statewide change and win up to $100,000 in prizes!

This opportunity, produced by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Ball State University, supports the belief that innovation and entrepreneurship help the state sustain economic success. Pitch competitions provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to receive feedback, funding, and networking to advance their business ideas.

Gaining experience developing business ideas help students from all backgrounds get a head start in becoming future innovators and entrepreneurs throughout the state of Indiana.

The competition consists of three rounds:

Round One - Online Competition

Submit your video pitch and typed executive summary to the Innovate WithIN website. Submissions for round one must be submitted on or before February 6th. Judging will take place online.

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Round Two - Regional Competition

Pitch in front of a panel of judges in your region! The top ten online submission per region will compete in a live regional competition. Judging will take place within the young innovator’s region. Participants must qualify for this round based on placement in round one.

Round Three - State Competition

Pitch in front of a panel of judges in Indianapolis. The finalists from each of the nine regions will come together to pitch to a panel of experts in Indianapolis, IN in April 2019. Participants must qualify for this round based on placement in round two.

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