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Video: Pitching ideas at TigerLaunch


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The final day of this year's TigerLaunch Business Plan Competition, to be held Feb. 21, is the culmination of a business idea pitching competition that began in December. Read more.


Video Closed Captions

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Contestant:
One in three Americans are obese.

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
Each team gets 90 seconds, and the winning team gets $1,000, as judged by our esteemed panel of judges.

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
It's sort of a warm-up event for TigerLaunch, which is our business plan competition.

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Contestant:
My idea is a webcam version of Teach for America.

Contestant:
...yet all they lack are a few trace amounts of 11 minerals.

Contestant:
I'm a professional cyclist, and I can say that it rides better than any other bicycle currently on the market.

Contestant:
...and it will have a soothing chamomile flavor.

(applause, music)

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
TigerLaunch has been going on now for 10 years. This year's prize fund is going to be about $15,000.

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
And so, we sort of want people to start thinking about their ideas from now.

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
We hope that many of the people who will enter TigerLaunch have entered Princeton Pitch,

Nikhil Basu Trivedi:
and we hope they continue on and enter TigerLaunch in the coming weeks.

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Contestant:
This is a win-win proposition for all of us. Thank you.

(applause, music)

Contestant:
All you have to do is just sit through four or five short commercial breaks.

Contestant:
We intend to bring microfinance to the First World.

Contestant:
...time, motivation and effort, and we've got the answer to all three.

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