DECA Incubator's primary purpose is to create a welcoming environment for students around the Bay Area to pitch their ideas. On May 24th at Lynbrook High School, teams will have business concepts ready to impress judges and win cool prizes. All new ideas, apps or physical products, will be accepted, so sign up now!
DECA Incubator is an event that sparks entrepreneurship in students from the Bay Area. Presenting new and innovative products to judges, participants compete for prizes and other incentives. We strive to create a welcoming environment for all entrepreneurs that have an idea they want to pitch. To clarify: you don’t need to be part of Lynbrook DECA to compete!
As a competitor, your main job is to sell your business to the judges. Think importance, as in what makes your business’s product viable and better than the competitors. This part relies on creativity, and remember to think out of the box! Your business can be a twist on an existing company or something entirely new. Here’s a more detailed schedule.
Each team will have their own booth and will present science fair style to judges as well as to other guests who attend. In addition, a detailed 10 minute (max) presentation of the business, a 1-2 page summary (addressing points in the rubric, and a mockup of the working product (if applicable) will be required. There are also some rules and requirements competitors should look over.
There are a few critical aspects to your business that the judges are looking for, such as the main problem, target market, unique value proposition, product features, and competitive advantage. Remember to bring any presentation materials such as laptops, poster boards, flyers, or working prototypes on the day of!
There will be some amazing prizes given out to the competitors that display their product in the most viable one. In addition, we will have guest speakers from prominent companies to come discuss business ideas with our competitors and guests.
To compete in this exclusive and unique event, sign up here!
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
“One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”
“If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.”