Do you have a product in early stage development that could benefit from a solid engineering push?

Are you in need of a prototype that your customers can touch, feel and experience?

With a single pitch, you can walk away with up to $5,000 in-kind services, materials, and expert mentoring to work with UVM Instrumentation and Model Facility (IMF) for:

 

Precision machine and mechanical design consultation

High-resolution 3D printing using hard and flexible materials

Sourcing the parts and materials needed to build your prototype

Past winners have included laboratory devices, kitchen products, specialty bartending apparatus, educational holography, farm equipment, robots for kids and more.

STEP 1: MAKE YOUR PITCH DECK

Prepare a pitch deck of FIVE (5) slides that includes:

  • You: Who are you? What’s your passion?
  • Problem: What’s the challenge you’re tackling?
  • Context: What makes this challenge significant?
  • Solution: What’s your big idea?
  • What does your model look like?
  • How will you use the IMF?

*Applications without a completed pitch deck using this template will be denied*

Download the Pitch Deck Template

STEP 2: ENTER

SUBMIT YOUR DECK HERE

STEP 3: PITCH NIGHT SELECTION

Decks will be judged for their:

  • Clarity

  • Innovation

  • Feasibility

Everyone will be notified whether their pitch is accepted or not.

STEP 4: PITCH!

Pitches should be 5 minutes or less. Practice, practice, practice!

JOIN US!

Tuesday, April 14th 6pm – 8pm

Join us for free pizza, refreshments, and an exciting night of entreprenuers vying for the prize.

TIMELINE

Application deadline: April 5th, 12pm EST

Applicants will be notified of their acceptence or rejection prior to the event.

Event: Tuesday, April 14th 6pm – 8pm

The winner of Pitch It Fab It begins work immediately and is expected to maximize their use of the IMF facility to get their product prototype developed efficiently.

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