Want to Be An Innovation Award Winner? Use These Resources!

Posted by Kate Jurras on Thu, Apr 7, 2011

We want to see you succeed and make the most of your experience in the Innovation Awards competition, so check out the below resources that we created to help you be successful.

Resources for Writing a Powerful Application

Your written application, and the links and resources you provide within it, are the sole source used to evaluate your entry in the first round of judging.

So take the time to write a powerful application and use the following resources:

Mind the Gap1) First - read the recommendations for writing a stellar application from an interview with one of our judges. It’s all about minding the gap.

2) Then - plan your answers! Download our PDF planning document and thoughtfully plan your answers using the above recommendations.

3) Finally – make sure your answers address the specifics of the competition. Judges are evaluating your product, not your company, and they are looking for the most innovative products driving the future of marketing and revolutionizing the way we work and play. Read through your application one last time and answer the following question: does your entry clearly articulate why your product is the most innovative product in the category you are competing in?

Resources for Making It Through the Judging Process

During our final round of judging, those still in the running will be asked to present for 15 minutes to our judges.

Innovation Award WinnerThis presentation is your biggest opportunity to convince the judges that you should be named a winner, so, take advantage of our April 20th workshop on how to prepare a memorable and impactful pitch. And, then, plan your presentation accordingly, using the recommendations provided during this workshop.

MITX, along with our partner, TCN, is hosting this event for Award entrants only; it will be very specific to the presentations that will happen during judging. The workshop will be lead by Matt Witheiler, Principal at Flybridge Capital Partners, a long time judge in our Awards and a member of the Advisory Group for this year’s competition. And while, you can’t get help from anyone better than him for this competition, we will also be inviting a few of our other VC and Angel judges to be there and help coach you.

So, save the date of April 20th and keep your eyes out for your official invitation to attend this workshop.

Any Questions?

Do you have any questions or feel like you need more help with writing your application or with preparing for judging? Give us a call at 617-871-2155. We’re here to help you succeed.

And don't forget to enter the awards before the deadline of Friday April 15th at 9am!