Cross Program Opportunities
FIN Community Showcase Pitch Competition Sponsored by InnovateWithIN
Submission Deadline May 4th, 5PM Eastern
We are excited to announce an opportunity for all teams to take part in a pitch competition. Take your innovation challenge ideas and pitch them to our judges for a chance at some cash prizes. FLL, FTC, and FRC teams are invited to take part in this great opportunity!
Teams will submit a one-page business plan executive summary and a short video explaining their idea.
The video is NOT part of the judging process. It is simply to explain your proposal a bit prior to the judges seeing your pitch.
Then, on May 12th, teams will be assigned a judging session on Zoom. A team of up to 3 students will do a 5 minute “Shark Tank” style pitch, and a 5 minute Q&A will follow.
Judges will convene, and then we will announce the top 3 teams.
- 1st Prize $1500
- 2nd Prize $1000
- 3rd Prize $500
The prize money is unrestricted and will be sent to your team by check. Use the money next year for registration, buy really cool stuff from AndyMark, start an FLL or FTC team for your pipeline growth, it’s up to you!
Complete this form to enter your team. You do NOT have to have competed in the Innovation Challenge with FIRST to take part in this. All teams are eligible!
FIN Awards Show and Celebration
Join us on our Twitch Channel – https://twitch.tv/firstinrobotics on Thursday, May 13th at 7 PM Eastern
State Championship Chairman’s Award
Dean’s List Finalists
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award
At Home Award Winners
FTC – Teams that have advanced to the state championship.
FLL – Global Innovation Award Nominee and Finalists, Season 1 and 2 Award Winners
FLL Explore – Award winners from our FLL Explore Festival in February
We will also be celebrating our seniors in FTC and FRC!
College Open House Monday, May 10th, 5PM – 7PM Eastern Time
Please encourage your current high school students to attend our college open house. Meet with admissions representatives from IU, IUPUI, Trine, Valparaiso University, and Rose-Hulman. Meet students from Rose-Hulman, IU, Purdue, and others to learn how they can get involved with FIRST at those institutions. Students will learn about scholarship opportunities, get advice on how to apply, and leverage their FIRST experience in their application process. We will be using the highly interactive platform Gather Town.
Share this link with your students – https://gather.town/i/dCQOHERa
Student Board of Directors Applications
Starting the 2021-2022 year, FIN will be accepting applications from any FRC or FTC student that is entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for our Student Board of Directors. To learn about the time commitment and expectations, read this document.
To apply for the student board, please complete this form.
Mentors, parents, etc. please share the application link with your FTC or FRC students. Thank you! https://bit.ly/2021SBODApp
Students will have opportunities to attend FIN Board of Directors meetings to represent students on the board (non-voting member), work with FIN to grow FIRST, meet with legislators and other community leaders to increase recognition of FIRST in Indiana, and take on unique projects that the board chooses to pursue.
If you have questions about the Student Board, please contact Chris Osborne: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like applications in by May 15th. Thank you.