Compete in Texas Tech's own "Shark Tank" for $10,000!
Applications for the 2023 iLaunch Competition will open fall 2023! Stay tuned!
iLaunch is a pitch competition to identify, grow, and launch startup companies. The competition prepares the entrepreneur for future success in launching a “real” business. The competition is based on the Business Model Canvas.
Submissions are evaluated by entrepreneurs, faculty, investors, and staff using the iLaunch scorecard. The top 10 finalists will be mentored and advance to the iLaunch Competition Event where competitors present to "sharks".
Who can apply?
To apply, you must be 18-years or older. Not affiliated with Texas Tech University? No worries! The application is open to the public.
Why should you apply to compete?
The art of the pitch is an essential skill that every entrepreneur must possess, and practice makes perfect. Plus, check out the prizes.
Applying to the competition is a simple, three-step process:
Review the iLaunch Guidelines that'll tell you the rules, eligibility requirements, how the competition works, and what you need to apply. Required documents: a resume of the primary applicant, a pitch presentation, a completed Business Model Canvas, and a video link.
Visit the application portal by clicking the button below! You'll be asked to create a profile, answer application questions, and upload your supporting documents (listed above) to the application. Applications open fall 2023!
Why not compete to win even more money? Submit your 60-second pitch video to the Red Raider Idea Competition. One video, double the opportunity to take your idea to the next level!
Pitch Video Samples