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Call for Solutions from Collegiate Innovators is now open for 2017!

Seeking Undergraduate & Graduate Innovations That Improve
Economies, Health, and the Environment, fitting under the
Theme of Sustainability.

 **Award: $10,000 cash** 

Registration Opens: February 1, 2017

Early Bird Deadline: August 1st, 2017, 11:59pm GMT, $50 registration fee. Please be aware that the deadline is in the GMT time zone.

Early Bird Application Incentives – for any individual or team registering prior to the Early Bird deadline.

****One-hour phone mentoring session with Bartosz Wojszczyk of Decision Point Global (all early-bird applicants)

****Laser cut image of either solution or team –  8″ x 10″ size, etched on lauan (first 50 applicants)

Final Registration Deadline: September 06, 2017, 11:59pm GMT, $50 registration fee. Please be aware that the deadline is in the GMT time zone.

Finalists will be notified September 11, 2017.

Application Materials

Full Competition Details
Application form – visit our online application system, F6S, to view the application questions. Creating an account in the system does not obligate you to apply, but will allow you to see the awards information in more detail.


How to submit video files

  • The pitch video is not to exceed 120 seconds (2 minutes). This video can be a pitch from a person speaking directly to the judges, a video about the solution, or anything in between.
  • Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and then paste the link in the field provided on the application form. You can use either public or unlisted videos, but please do not share password protected files.
  • We are available to assist with any technical issues– please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required with questions or concerns.

Click Register Now to below to be directed to the online application system.

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Eight finalists will be invited to present at Ocean Exchange in Savannah, GA, October 8th in front of 150 delegates from business, NGOs, academia, and government. Delegates will vote who receives one $10,000 cash award. Learn about our prior winners here.

Please connect with us before the event! Find us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about the competition.

BIG Pitch is part of the Business Innovation Group of the Center for Entrepreneurship Learning & Leadership at Georgia Southern University’s College of Business Administration.

Ocean Exchange is an international non-profit with a mission to help advance the adoption of transformative solutions that support sustainability. To view our sponsors please visit: