The Youth in Business: Pitching for Gender Equality Competition invites entrepreneurs especially students in any business school to a global pitching competition.
Are you a business student?
Submit a video pitching your innovative idea to support women entrepreneurs to win our International Women’s Day competition and a trip to ITC’s flagship event!
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched its first-ever video pitch competition for youth ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019.
Female and male business school students from around the world can participate in this challenge by submitting a video with an innovative pitch on how to support women entrepreneurs in a specific sector, country or region.
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Competition Entry Guidelines
Students must be enrolled in an accredited business school.
The video should be a maximum of three minutes long, in English, and uploaded on YouTube with a submitted questionnaire.
Videos may be produced individually or in groups.
Pitches must include the following information:
- Full name(s) of the participant(s),
- name of the business school,
- country the participant(s) is located in
- Goal of the proposed business idea and intended impact
- How the participant plans to achieve the goal
- Sustainable Development Goal reference
- The format of the video pitch is open – creative and innovative ideas are very welcome!
Judging of the submissions
A jury of five global leaders will meet in Geneva to review the videos and select a winner on International Women’s Day, taking into account feedback from a live audience.
Pitches will be analysed on five criteria:
- expected outcome on women’s empowerment in business or on women’s lives;
- and presentation.
Awarding of the winner
The winner/winning team will be awarded travel and accommodation for one individual to the World Export Development Forum 2019.
He/she will have the opportunity to interact with business leaders from around the world.
He will also participate in sessions and access an international business network.
How to Apply for the Pitching for Gender Equality Challenge
To apply to participate in the Pitching for Gender Equality Challenge, visit the application portal now.
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Deadline for submitting your application: Friday, 22 February
Visit the main website of the Pitching for Gender Equality Challenge To learn more about the competition.
Good luck as you apply.
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