Discovery Competition - Deadlines & Requirements


  • Submissions Due: 12PM EST (High Noon) on Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Submission Site: YouNoodle
  • Finalists Announced: Thursday, February 11, 2021 
  • Finalists Video Due: Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 11:59PM
  • Competition Date: 4:30PM EST on Thursday, February 18, 2021


Your submission has two key components: the Project Narrative and your Contact Information. See the Judging Criteria for information on what to cover in your submission. Please Upload your submissions using the following format for labeling your document: VentureName_LastName_Discovery.doc.

The Project Narrative has the following guidelines:

  • No greater than five pages in length;
  • Using a font no smaller than 10-points;
  • With no smaller than one-inch margins; and
  • No greater than three additional pages of appendix materials
  • Submissions may follow this template.

Contact Information:

  • Name of point of contact and team members
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address

Note: 10 Finalists will be selected to pitch their ventures via a pre-recorded five-minute visual and story-oriented presentation (e.g., 10-15 slides) due by 11:59PM on Sunday, February 14th. The live competition will take place Thursday, February 18th with the format of a 1 minute pitch and 8 minutes of live Q&A with judges.