UTA Libraries and the Startup Lounge present...
POW! Is a fun, fast-paced, competitive event for students from diverse backgrounds, subject disciplines and levels of experience to sharpen their teamwork skills, think on their feet, and communicate their creative ideas. Students are put on the spot to work together in a safe, positive, low-risk environment.
POW! is a game-show-style contest where teams of three or four students compete to pitch their proposals to a randomly selected prompt. Teams have 20 minutes to brainstorm and develop their pitch—it can be an invention, a new business, a product, a service, a solution to pressing problem… anything that speaks to the given prompt! Teams then have 5 minutes to present their pitches, which are judged by local community and business leaders, UTA faculty, Peer Academic Leaders, and the audience.
POW! takes place at the UTA FabLab, on the first floor of Central Library March 3rd, March 20th, March 27th and April 4th from noon to 1pm.
We invite ALL undergraduate students at UTA to register to compete, but be sure to read the rules before you register, some conditions apply.
We invite all UTA community to come spectate the fun! Audience participation is a key component, we’ll be asking you to weigh in with your own thoughts about the prompts, as well as vote for the best pitch!
Prizes, you ask? HECK YES, there will be prizes! This year's POW will feature the winning team receiving a $250 donation made in their honor to the non-profit organization of their choice. Plus, there will be popcorn and refreshments for everyone, even the audience--arrive early, refreshments don't last long!
Pitch of the Week is co-sponsored by UTA Libraries and the Startup Lounge.
Pitch of the Week (POW) will be returning Spring 2019 with new excitement and new rewards! Our new community edition features an exciting new prize, a $250 donation to a non-profit organization of the winning team's choice. Check back soon for information on sign up.
Registration for Spring 2019 Pitch of the Week will open soon. Please check back.