ASU Innovation Open applicants will use Thumbraise streamline the video application and review process. Thumbraise will also create a network for teams, sponsors, and investors to interact with one another.
In general, applicant venture concepts should align with the
competition’s commitment to empowering innovators to harness
technology and scalable business models to improve the world. This
parameter is not intended to be overly restrictive and the competition
judges will consider any concept that can be remotely tied to the
technology industry or high growth models.
Applicants will be required to submit a video pitch to tell us about your product.
The best pitch recording format is “picture-in-picture” style. In
other words, you should aim to record your slide deck being shown on
your desktop while also recording your face(s) and voice(s) with a
webcam as you advance through each slide.
Initial Application Disclaimer
By submitting an application to the ASU Innovation Open, each
applicant agrees to the following conditions:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to protect any highly
confidential or trade secret information. The legal protection of
the concepts submitted by the applicants to the competition is
otherwise the sole responsibility of the applicants.
All decisions made by the judges on all matters relating to ASU
Innovation Open will be final and not open to appeal or negotiation.
The ASU Innovation Open Advisory Council reserves the right to
interpret these rules, and to alter, amend or change them, at its
In consideration for the time, expertise and other resources of the
ASU Innovation Open organizers, partners, judges, mentors and
advisors and each of their respective directors, officers, partners,
employees, consultants and agents (collectively “Representatives”),
each applicant voluntarily releases ASU Innovation Open and each
Representative from any liabilities, responsibilities, and
accountabilities relating to or arising out of such Representative’s
participation in the ASU Innovation Open.
Video Recording Tools
In order to record your pitch using these formats, please consider the
- Use screencast-o-matic.com/home
If you are aware of any other useful recording tools, please go
ahead and use them.
If you cannot record your webcam and deck at the same time, you can record video submissions to each question and attach your deck to the application. However, we strongly encourage you to show your slides and video at the same time. It is far easier for the audience to follow along.