Planet Pitch 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.
There are two phases to the Planet Pitch Global Competition:
1) Planet Pitch Applications - The Planet Pitch Global Competition will be held Summer 2023. We will announce the application deadline day no later than May 2023.
2) Planet Pitch Global Competition- The Planet Pitch Global Competition will be held Summer 2023. We will announce the date no later than May 2023.
The event will be held 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. There will be 4 finalists in the Idea Stage Category.
2) Growth Stage - Has current users and/or customers. There will be 4 finalists in the Growth Stage Category.
Planet Pitch will be held virtually (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.
The competition will be recorded and made available on the Planet Pitch YouTube Channel.
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 teacher/mentor's name, contact information, high school name and high school website 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
Display slides with video of you/your team if applicable in foreground (in front of the slides). We recommend you use a service like Loom. There is a free service option.