Hello Competitors and Mentors,

I hope everything is going well for you at this point in the competition. A reminder that your next deadline is a little more than a week away: to become a finalist, you must submit the Reverse Pitch Idea Questionnaire on HeroX by Friday, November 18th, at 11:59 PM Central. You may change your idea from what was in the concept statement, or add more materials to it, but each team must submit only 1 Reverse Pitch Idea Questionnaire. If you’ve already created an entry and want to make changes, go back and edit it rather than creating a new entry. Please make sure that your entry is fully submitted (not just drafted) before the deadline. Judges will be looking only at the information in this HeroX entry when they score. The average of the judges’ scores, plus points based on material use (described here under November 21-22), will determine who moves on in the competition and will pitch in the final event. If you have any technical difficulties, let us know ASAP.


Other key dates:

  • Finalists will be announced by November 23rd
  • If you are selected as a finalist, there will be a rehearsal on November 30th, 6-8 pm, at the McCombs School of Business (parking provided)
  • Finalists will pitch for a chance to win at the final event on December 6th


Other reminders:

  • Advisors are here for you! Make use of this excellent resource of experts willing to share their knowledge with you. Many advisors are also on Slack.
  • You can use Slack to communicate with your teammates, mentors, advisors, or others in the competition.
  • Don’t forget that you also have access to free coffee, wi-fi, parking, and workspace through Switch Cowork at Burn Pizza!