Round 2 Requirements

McCloskey Round 2 Submission will consist of a Pitch Deck (ppt) and a 5 minute (maximum) Video Presentation. Submission is due 5pm EST. on February 7. Please see below for details:


Pitch Deck

The Pitch Deck required for the McCloskey New Venture Competition should be no more than 12 slides.  You may have additional slides with appendices(no more than 3), but please leave the slide that indicates Appendices so judges are aware these are in addition to your pitch deck. Save as Power Point Slide file (ppt.), with your team name and Round 2, and upload to the appropriate submission area.

Please utilize this Google Slide Deck as a template for your pitch deck. It has useful information and links for additional training if needed.  The appendices will be used for supporting documentation.  

Topics to Cover:

  • Team
  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • Market Size
  • Competition
  • Business Model
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Traction & Project Milestones
  • Ask & Use of Funds
  • ND Force for Good & Social Impact
  • 3-Year Projections
  • Additional Appendices (no more than 3)

Video Presentation

A 5 minute presentation (maximum) is required. This presentation should highlight the key points of your pitch deck in a concise manner.