BLISSFUL CODING CLUB COLLABORATES WITH MICROSOFT TEALS PROGRAM TO BRING AN EXCITING PITCH COMPETITION TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12.
Judges from Carnegie Mellon University's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association will select top entries.
Students work in a team of up to 4 students to create an idea for social impact or a business opportunity and present to the judges. Top entries will win prizes and recognition on social media and a rewarding experience!
Submit your entries by July 30th for consideration.
We are so excited and proud to bring this opportunity to your child all while teaching them free STEM classes and being able to pitch their STEM idea to learn a skill for life.
WHAT: Students grades 6-12 work independently or in groups up to 4 to develop a PITCH for a technology product to be created using computer science (game, mobile app, website, robot, etc) that is either aimed towards raising awareness about or helping solve a real societal issue (for example: a game that shows the impact of social privilege, an interactive map to get around school with one-way hallways during COVID, etc) OR a new innovative business idea (for example: new applications of cryptocurrency, Metaverse, NFTs, etc)
Participants will NOT SUBMIT THE DEVELOPED PRODUCT, BUT A PITCH with wireframes, tools/languages they hope to use, inspiration for the idea, and more.
WHEN: Students will have until JULY 30, 2022 to submit using this form. Please only submit ONE form per team, and students MAY submit more than one pitch.
TOP SUBMISSIONS WILL RECEIVE PRIZES FROM MICROSOFT (INCLUDING A BRAND NEW XBOX) and will possibly be able to work with a real developer to create the winning product. Submissions will be judged by Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University's Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association.
FOR MORE INFO/HELP: Please reach out to email@example.com or visit
Resources: throughout this form, you may come across questions you're not sure how to answer. Below are a few links that may help with various components of a pitch design.
For the "problem" aspect of what you're trying to solve: https://www.storypitchdecks.com/post/getting-the-problem-right-investors-and-consultants-talk-about-what-makes-a-great-pitch-deck-problem-slide
General advice: https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-design-a-crazy-good-tech-startup-pitch-that-wows-vcs-7dc8861f637e
PITCH COMPETITION WINNER:
The storing and transferring of medical records traditionally requires large storage units, in which records are often misplaced or lost. "MediBlock" will utilize the fundamentals of blockchain to provide people with medical records efficiently and safely. Through the use of a ledger and encryption Mediblock is able to store medical records while maintaining confidentiality, and following HIPAA guidelines.
Winner receives an XBOX!
PITCH COMPETITION: 2ND PLACE WINNER
"The Accessibility App" will raise awareness on the United States’ car dependency and how it negatively disproportionates disabled people. Users will share information about the accessibility of stores, restaurants, schools, etc. which may include tags such as “wheelchair accessible” or “broken elevator.”
Winner receives a $50 Gift Certificate!
PITCH COMPETITION: 3RD PLACE WINNER
"CliMates" will teach young kids and teenagers about what they can do to stop climate change. They will be provided with a different situation in each level, such as a park, or a home, and they will earn points by doing something that is helpful and safe for the climate. Recycling might be one, and then they would have to look for more ways, such as replacing plastic, or avoiding a car and using public transport.
Winner receives a $25 Gift Certificate!