At-Large Round

The At-Large Round is designed to allow either a) teams who compete in and do not win a campus qualifying event or b) teams who show promise after the qualifying events are completed to advance to and compete in the WBIT.

To apply to the WBIT At-Large Round, teams must fill out and submit the online form here. In order to complete the submission form you will need to do the following:

1) Create a 5-8 minute video presentation describing the customer discovery and validation you have been through with your idea and business model. You may use PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi or any other presentation software. The presentation needs to be narrated and saved as a video file. See the "Presentation Video Creation Tools" section of the Preparing Your Submission page on the International Business Model Competition’s site for help doing this. We also strongly encourage you to check out the submission example videos on that same page.
2) Upload your video to YouTube (if you want to keep your video hidden mark it as "unlisted" NOT "private," only someone logged into your account can watch your videos marked private).
3) Indicate that your team understands and agrees to the items outlined in the Certifications and Agreements Form

Preparing your At-Large Round Submission

Successful submission videos can take on many formats, but we have put together a few guidelines to help you in crafting your video.

Submission guidelines

Important Dates 2017

  • March 24: At-Large Round Submissions Close
  • April 3: Selection and notification of At-Large teams
  • April 22: Big Idea Tournament in Madison
  • May 11-12: International Business Model Competition in Silicon Valley