Upstart State


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Title

Upstart State

Pitch

The theme of Shark Tank meets the format of Man v Food

Logline

Each week, students from a top university entrepreneurship program pitch their startups to a panel of local celebrity entrepreneurs, who pick a winner to compete at the end of the season. The university, entrepreneurship program, and surrounding startup community is highlighted in each episode.

Details

Reality
Self-Contained
Hour-Long

Format

Six segments per episode:

  1. Act one: the area
    People: Famous entrepreneurs, recognizable business leaders
    Projects: Notable startups, success stories
    Points of Pride: Food, arts, destinations, universities, unique co-working/maker/incubator spaces
  2. Act two: the university
    University: History, size, known for, programs
    Program: History, accomplishments, notable alumni
    Panelists: Intro, background, quote
  3. Act three: team one
    Intro
    Pitch
    Judging
  4. Act four: team two
    Intro
    Pitch
    Judging
  5. Act five: team three
    Intro
    Pitch
    Judging
  6. Act six: winner
    Recap of pitches
    Judges feedback
    Announcement of winner

Semi-final episode:

  1. Team pitch recaps
  2. Updated pitches
  3. Judging
  4. Voting

Final episode:

  1. Semi-final recap
  2. Winner

Social Tie-In

Social voting will determine a wild-card participant in the final pitches.

Proposed Schools

  1. Babson College
  2. Bradley University
  3. Baruch College, The City University of New York
  4. Harvard University
  5. Illinois State University
  6. Miami University (Ohio)
  7. Rowan University
  8. Stanford University
  9. Stetson University
  10. University of Florida
  11. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  12. University of South Florida
  13. University of Tampa
  14. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater