Pitch me UP

Contact person 
Sónia Pereira
Institution 
University of Porto
E-mail 
soniapereira@reit.up.pt
Country 
Portugal
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
Spin-off creation & Entrepreneurship
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
Portugal
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
Pitch me UP
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
What is the aim/objective? 
The main objective of this program is to help, on one side, how to structure a business idea and, on the other, to help them communicate effectively this business idea.
Give an overview of the practice 
Pitch me UP allows finalists entrepreneurs from iUP25k contest the preparation to increase the chance to win € 25,000 in prizes. The intention of this program is to debate and confront ideas. Up to two elements of each of the 10 finalist teams will be able to exchange ideas and compete in a healthy way, in a hands-on environment, which intends to work and improve the elevator pitch. The methodologies used will be a kind of "Experiential Learning", i.e., participants will train intensively the presentation of his "business case", receiving feedback from both facilitators and of their peers.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Is the practice still active? 
Active
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
500.00€
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
Selection of the 10th finalists for of the iUP25k business idea competition; selection of experts for the training program; funding to support the hourly rate work of the expert.
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy? 
No