7 Minutes - 5 Pitches - $757

Take your idea and turn it into a successful business

First winner of the new year!  January 29, 2019 757 Pitch Winner is Gradient Consulting, LLC has developed a novel concept unmanned aerial system (UAS), called the Tethered Uni-Rotor Network (TURN). Takes the best features of both glider and helicopter design methodologies, and arrives at a completely new architecture, which offers vastly extended flight endurance paired with a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability. PhD research investigated the largest-scaled embodiment to attain persistently enduring flight, where enough solar energy is collected during the day, to remain aloft throughout the night, thereby eliminating the need to land for refueling. This capability would complement our existing aging satellite network, but at greatly reduced cost, complexity, and signal latency. 


Presented by Old Dominion University Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Startwheel.org – 757Pitch is Hampton Roads, Virginia’s premier bi-monthly open competition for new, high-growth business ideas. 7 minutes of pitch time is given to each of 5 teams. The winner is awarded $757 and access to the resources of the  Old Dominion University Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship TempO program  to help develop their idea into a marketable solution, and turn that solution into a sustainable business.   Do you qualify?   Check out our  general rules.  If you are up to the challenge – apply, it is completely free, no hidden charges.  Have a question? Email or call 757.683.3272.  



Check out videos of of our 2018 Competitors and Winners

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Who will be our next 757 Pitch Champion?

Who will be our next 757 Pitch Champion?

Join us March 19th, for our next competition.   Applications are due by February 27th so – get a jump on the competition and apply now.   

 

 

 

 

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