Texas Tech University

Innovation Hub

iLaunch Competition

  2021 Winners

Virtual iLaunch Competition, February 12th 2:30pm-5:00pm!


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
  • Completed Business Model Canvas 
  • 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 of CEO/Team Captain, executive summary, presentation/pitch deck, Business Model Canvas, and URL video link
  3. Download templates and meet a Hub mentor/advisor

Second Step

Attend Hub Camp to learn more about the Business Model Canvas and best practices for a competitive application. 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 automatically be invited as a top 10 finalists in the iLaunch Competition.


iLaunch Rules


Business Model Canvas

Presentation Deck

Taysha Williams
Ideation Program Director

Pitch Video Sample 1

Pitch Video Sample 2

2020 iLaunch Competition Photos