Begin preparing now and submit your application no later than April 19th, 2023 at 10am Pacific Time.
Planet Pitchers is open current high school student under the guidance of a high school teacher or mentor.
Social entrepreneurship is an approach by individuals, groups, start-up companies, or entrepreneurs, developing, funding, and implementing solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.
Planet Pitch is an exciting new international high school social entrepreneurship pitch competition. Students create a product or service that addresses the world's social challenges. Students learn innovation, entrepreneurship, and communications skills and develop ways to make the world a better place for all. Students can win prizes, including funding for their product, service, or college scholarships.
Winners in the Planet Pitch Finals can win scholarship funds that can be used for college scholarships (at the college of their choice) or use funds towards their products or services. Some schools might provide service hours because of the focus on social good.
Students enhance their resume's, and college applications and improve their opportunities to get innovative internships and jobs.
There are two phases to Planet Pitch:
1) Planet Pitch Applications - Students apply to compete in the Planet Pitch Finals no later than Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 10am Pacific Time. Late applications will not be accepted. Students will be notified if they reached the finals or not no later than Wednesday, May 3rd at 10am Pacific Time.
2) Planet Pitch Finals - The final competition will occur on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, at 10 am Pacific Time (U.S.) virtually (online) to ensure access to all. The match will be live-streamed so that friends, family, classmates, and anyone else can watch the competition.
Yes, we want encourage all students to engage in social entrepreneurship. Therefore, there will be two separate categories:
1) Idea Stage - No current users nor customers.
2) Growth Stage - Has current users and/or customers
Planet Pitch will be held online to ensure high school students anywhere can compete. The competition will be live-streamed so friends, family, teachers, and classmates can watch the competition too.
You can compete as an individual or a team of up to 3 people. You only have 6 minutes to pitch, so you will need to coordinate your pitch accordingly.
Inclusivity is part of our mission. We are here to help build high school entrepreneurs and innovators regardless of school financial resources, family income, or geography. So, Planet Pitch is free. We also hold the competition virtually (online), so there are no costs for travel.
Your application is based on a 60-90 second video pitch that you will record and post on YouTube. The video cannot be private or password protected, or our judges will not be able to see the pitch. Instructions on creating your video pitch are in the section below.
You will also include your and your team members' first and last names (if you have them) and one email address.
You will also include your high school's website, the name of your project, product, or service, and the primary contact person's email address.
If you have questions please complete this contact form. We are extremely busy so please allow up to 5 business days for a response. Thank you for your understanding.
Create your video in a quiet setting with nothing distracting in the background. Have adequate lighting, and utilize a ring light if possible. We recommend using a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer to create your video. Smartphone videos sometimes don't appear professional.
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