Round 2 Requirements

McCloskey Round 2 Submission will consist of a Pitch Deck (ppt) and a 6-minute (maximum) Video Presentation. Submission is due 5pm EST on February 6th. Please see below for details:


Pitch Deck

The Pitch Deck required for the McCloskey New Venture Competition should be no more than 13 slides.  You may then 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:

  • Title/One Liner
  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • Why Now
  • Team
  • Unit Economics
  • Go to Market
  • Traction & Milestones
  • Competition
  • Three Year Financials Using Your Unit Economics
  • Financing
  • ND Force for Good
  • Additional Appendices (no more than 3)

Video Presentation

A 6-minute presentation (maximum) is required. This presentation should highlight the key points of your pitch deck in a concise manner. If you are an Alumni or Community team, you must have a student on your team who helps present the venture on your video submission and they must be represented on your team slide. Video should be your team presenting the information, not a commercial for your product or service.