Texas Tech University

Innovation Hub


April 5th, 2019

Applications being accepted until March 1st, 2019

iLaunch is a competition for the next big idea. Students and entrepreneurs must submit an application to the program. The competition provides a $10,000 award to the winner. The competition is hosted at The Hub once a year. Participants receive mentoring, templates for business plan and pitch deck. It's recommended that interested parties attend Hub Camp to increase chances of winning the iLaunch competition.

Apply Here

Application Requirements, At-A-Glance

  • Executive Summary Narrative (3 page max)
  • A one-minute elevator pitch video
  • A pitch (presentation) deck based on the competition rules and guidelines
  • All Finalist are REQUIRED to attend Pitch Scrubs and Tech Check Day

How to Get Started

To get started, an important first step is to establish one member of the team as a dependable startup "captain" to manage all communications and logistics for the company and correspondence with Hub staff.

First Step

  1. Print and review rules and guidelines
  2. Create a profile and finish the application
    1. Upload Requirements: resume, one-page executive summary, business plan, presentation/pitch deck
  3. Download templates and meet a Hub mentor/advisor

Second Step

Attend Hub Camp to learn best practices for creating your executive summary, pitch deck and one-minute video. You will also be connected to iTTU mentors that can help perfect your pitch!

Third Step

Idea Competition- Upload your one-minute video to apply for the Idea Competition. First Place is awarded $2,000, 2nd place $1,000, and 3rd place $500. 1st Place Winner will be automatically be invited as a top 10 finalists in the iLaunch Competition.


iLaunch Rules


Business Model Canvas

Presentation Deck

Pitch Video Sample 1

Pitch Video Sample 2