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Round 3

Chosen for round 3?

You will be notified by email if your project is selected for round 3. For the third round, you will need to submit a response to reviewers, make appropriate revisions to your project package, and pitch your solution to a panel of judges at the final event for the competition.

Submission Requirements

The project package submission for the round 3 (Finalists only) should include:

  1. A one page response to reviewers' questions and comments.
    • 1 inch margins
    • minimum 11 point font for text
  2. Revised project package (i.e., project description, budget form, budget justification).

Pitch Requirements

Your pitch at the round 3 event must meet the following requirements:

  1. The pitch must be five minutes or less in length. Following the pitch, you will receive an additional four minutes to answer questions from the judges, for a total of nine minutes.
  2. We recommend that no more than two team members deliver the pitch. Additional team members may be available though to answer questions.
  3. No PowerPoint slides will be permitted for the pitch.
  4. Props are allowed and an easel with a flip chart will be provided to support your presentation.

To submit a round 3 entry:

  1. From the PInCh website, click the “Enter the Pitt Innovation Challenge” button on the left side of the page.
  2. Login to the PInCh contest management site using your HSConnect account.
  3. Upload your one page response to reviewers and your revised project package (with revisions clearly marked) during the round 3 submission period (see Important Dates for the submission period start and end dates).
  4. Prepare a five minute pitch to present at the PInCh round 3 event.

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