North Louisiana innovators to pitch ideas at ‘Won in One’ competition

Oct 21, 2016 | General News

Entrepreneurs and innovators from across north Louisiana will be pitching their ideas with the goal of impressing a panel of judges as well as audience members in an attempt to win cash prizes in the Won in One idea pitch competition at Louisiana Tech University at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 in University Hall.
Louisiana Tech SealLike “Shark Tank,” the presenters will pitch their idea to a panel of business experts who will select the most appealing opportunity.  The audience also weighs in by voting for their favorites.  As done in an elevator pitch, competitors have only one minute to share their idea in a way that is exciting, informative and financially appealing.  After all have presented, scores are tallied and $5,350 in cash prizes are announced.
In addition to competing for prizes, contestants may gain feedback on their venture, identity potential collaborators, attract prospective investors, meet other trendsetters, and connect to resources supporting the development and growth of their ventures.
Registration for a limited number of competitor spaces is available at Audience guests who also register in advance will be eligible for door prizes.
By also competing in the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Challenge on the same day, entrepreneurs may vie for one of three positions to represent Louisiana delta businesses at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week in the spring.  Challenge winners receive intensive technical assistance training, business development resources, mentoring and networking, plus travel and lodging for NOEW.  Contestants must submit a written application for the Delta Challenge by October 28 at
Any pitch competitors who want to improve their presentation can schedule a rehearsal time for Tuesday, October 25 and receive feedback on how to persuasively and convincingly convey their message and introduce their enterprise.
For more information on the Won in One competition, email or call 318 257-3537.
Written by Judith Roberts –