Pitch.ME | 60-Second Video Pitch Challenge
Have you got an idea that could become the next BIG thing? You could win money to help make it a reality.
This elevator-style pitching competition is open to all Massey University students, distance students, and faculty/staff to join. All ideas are welcome; no business plan required.
How to enter
Simply submit your 60-second video pitch along with a written submission describing your idea before the closing date. We want to get a sense of who you are and why your idea is innovative and unique.
1 May 2023 - Entries open
28 May 2023 - Entries closed
1 June 2023 - Winners announced
What do I have to do?
Simply record your 60-second video pitch on your phone or webcam and submit it along with a written submission describing your idea. You may enter as an individual or in teams, but all contestants must be a current Massey University student or faculty member. You may enter more than one idea.
Judging process and prizes
The best pitches, as selected by the judges, will each win seed funding to help turn their idea into reality.
What are judges looking for?
Judges will assess the pitches on the following criteria:
Your understanding of the problem you’re solving
The delivery of your pitch
The Impact your idea will have on the target market/community
Who is eligible to enter?
Undergraduate and post graduate students, distance students, and faculty/staff of Massey University are all eligible and strongly encouraged to participate.
How can I be assured that my idea is safe?
The Pitch.ME competition honours the confidentiality of all ideas. Submissions will not be released or copied for any purposes other than use in the Pitch.ME competition. The judges also recognise the confidentiality of the materials being presented.
Terms and conditions
Prizes will be awarded to the best pitches as chosen by the judging panel.
No correspondence will be entered into and the panel decision is final.
The prize money is to be spent on progressing the idea and the winners will be expected to propose how they intend to spend the money to further develop their concept.
The winners are responsible for ensuring they comply with any tax issues resulting from the prize.
The Massey University, Massey Ventures Ltd and their subsidiaries are not liable for any actions taken by the business.
The Massey University, Massey Ventures Ltd and their subsidiaries reserves the right to publicise non confidential information about the winning business for the purposes of its PR.
Aalyana Teata Iosefa, Winner of Pitch.ME 2021
“There is no harm in trying. Too often we get caught up in ‘what ifs?’ and self-doubt, but as much as ‘what if this doesn’t work out?’, we need to ask ourselves, ‘what if it does?’ If you are truly passionate about something, you owe it to yourself to pursue it.”