Special Announcement for FTC and FRC Teams!

FIRST Indiana Robotics is excited to announce that we are working with the Innovate WithIN competition this year to expand teams opportunities to explore the Innovation Challenge, learn about Entrepreneurship, and compete in Indiana against other Innovate WithIN teams for a variety of prizes!How to sign up to compete for the Innovate WithIN pitch competition:

Phase 1: Teams (of up to 3 members) complete a business plan and 3 minute video pitch outlining their idea (guided by a short companion course).

Phase 2: 10 teams are selected in each of Indiana’s 9 ESC regions. These teams will deliver a “Shark Tank” style, 5 minute pitch to a panel of judges at a Regional Finals event.  To prepare, they will receive a guided counseling session from the Indiana Small Business Development center to help prepare their business model.

Phase 3: Regional finalists participate in an 8-week bootcamp where they collaborate with world-class, innovators, entrepreneurs and others from our celebrity network to bring their idea to reality. This bootcamp is designed to develop market-ready prototypes and revenue models.

This culminates in the State Finals event where the regional finalists will pitch their new, refined businesses to a panel of government officials, venture capitalists, and local entrepreneurs.

Each member of the winning team receives $10,000 in seed funding, $10,000 in tuition to any Indiana college, and additional prizes worth $5,000.

Submissions are due February 28th, 2021

Register – https://www.innovatewithin.org/application
See how it works – https://www.innovatewithin.org/pitch-competition

FRC and FTC teams can enter multiple teams of 3 for this competition.  Of course, each team of 3 would need a different pitch.

Check out how the FTC Team from Hobart, “Space Cadets” have won this competition before.


We are excited to see our teams get out and showcase their Entrepreneurial skills!

FIRST Indiana Robotics