The expo is the first round of judging for the teams. The expo will mimic a science fair where teams present their solutions simultaneously to a number of judges. All teams will have five minutes to pitch their solution and three minutes for Q&A with the judges. Multiple judges will see each team and evaluate their pitch using a set judging criteria.
The top five teams from the expo will move on to a Shark Tank-style finale. These top five teams will be called up from the crowd live to present on stage to a panel of judges who will decide on first and second place. The winning teams will be awarded prizes valued at a combined $5,000!
Innovation: How unique is the concept of the solution?
Alignment with Challenge: How well does the solution use technology to define and design a new mobility future that ensures Tampa is a livable, equitable and resilient city?
Impact: How will this solution help impact lives?
Implementation: Does the solution have the potential to be implemented?
Pitch: How well did the presenters provide a convincing argument for their solution?
The teams will compete for a prize package valued at $5,000, and the top two, prize-winning teams in will be chosen by a panel of judges. Prizes will include cash and the potential internship opportunities.
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