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2019 Future Directions in Business and the Environment Pitch Competition & Social

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Tuesday April 2, 2019, 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Evans Hall, 2300 Beinecke Terrace

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We invite students across Yale to share new ideas for shaping our future research, programs, and events at our:

8th Annual Future Directions in Business and the Environment Pitch Competition (aka, The CBEY Pitch Competition)

This pitch competition gives students the chance to share their ideas for shaping our future research, programs, and events.

Previous winning pitches that have been implemented include:

Check out this video from past winners:

 

How It Works and Timeline

Develop Your Idea!

  • Teams of 1-3 students should develop a concise, 5-minute pitch (PowerPoint-free)
  • Teams should write-up a pitch description with pitch title, a one-paragraph summary of the idea, and team member names

Pitch Description Due – Monday, April 1st, 5:00 p.m.

Pitch Competition & Social – Tuesday, April 2nd, 5:00 to 7: 00 p.m. in The Forum at Evans Hall (glass room just down the hall from the reception desk)

  • Plan to attend the entire Competition and Social

  • Give your 5-minute pitch (PowerPoint-free)

  • Listen to your classmates’ pitches

  • Vote on your favorites

  • Food included!

  • Not pitching? Come and support the center and your fellow students by voting for your favorite ideas!

Winning teams selected – Wednesday, April 3rd

 

Refine Your Pitch – April 4th - 10th

  • Winning teams work with professional communication coach to refine the pitch

  • Teams should plan to be available for coaching for at least two 45-minute sessions (Times TBD)

Present to CBEY Advisory Board – Thursday, April 11th (exact time TBD)

  • Winning teams present their ideas at the spring meeting of the CBEY Advisory Board to get feedback from business leaders and experts.

Please contact Heather Fitzgerald (heather.fitzgerald@yale.edu) with any questions.