1. How will the judges make their decisions?
The first round judges use a rubric consisting of six categories to judge contestants.
Each category has a 7-point Likert scale, and judges score each component before adding
up the total score for each contestant. The top five contestants with the highest
scores will proceed from the electronic pitch to the live pitch, and the judges will
deliberate to select the top three ideas. You can find the judges' rubric tab for
3. Is it limited to College of Business students?
No, all APSU students are encouraged to enter the competition. Undergraduate and graduate
students are both welcome. Pitching teams may also include non-students. However,
each team must have at least one APSU enrolled student.
4. Is there a fee to enter?
No, there is no fee to participate.
5. What support does the College of Business provide student teams competing?
Student teams may seek out faculty members or other professionals to answer questions
or provide additional guidance.
6. How small or large can a team be?
Individuals or teams of no more than five participants. All members of the team must
actively participate in both pitches.
7. How do the student teams submit their electronic pitch, and what is expected?
Students should follow the submission instructions on the submission tab of the website.
8. How will students know they have been chosen for the live pitch competition?
Student teams chosen to move to the live pitch level will be notified by e-mail.
9. Where will the live pitch competition take place?
The live pitch competition will occur in the Legends Bank Lecture Hall located in
the College of Business, Kimbrough Building.
10. When will the live pitch occur?
Tuesday, November 14, 2023.