Listen up, international students! This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard!

With the generous sponsorship of Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Global Cleveland and Health Tech Corridor are co-hosting the 2017 International Student Pitch Showcase.

Location: Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. Time: November 1st, 5:30-8:00pm


For general admission to attend the event, register HERE.

On November 1st, we will be showcasing 12 international students (currently enrolled, or recent graduates from 2017) who have talents and experience in their fields in front of hundreds of employers. These selected international students will pitch to attendees and guest judges (employers from different fields) in a showcase/demo table style presentation. Additional students who submit project ideas but are not selected to pitch will also be in attendance.

There will be 4 categories for students to pitch in: Business Management and Process Improvement; IT/Connected Devices (IOT); Community/Civic Innovations; Healthcare/Biomedical.It can be a research paper you just completed, a school project you are working on, or an innovative idea that you want to share – as long as your presentation falls into any of these categories, this is your time to shine! Within each category, each contestant will be given 4 minutes to do a presentation with Powerpoint. After all contestants from the same category finished presenting, judges and attendees will direct questions to all contestant in this category during an 8-minute Q&A session.

Judging process: 2 judges will be sitting through all 4 categories, and there’s one rotating seat. They will be asking questions and judging based on a rubric, assigning a numerical score to participants. We will have a live “people’s choice” winner ($200 visa gift card) through online survey such as Direct Poll; and winners of EACH category will receive a $700 visa gift card! In addition, winners and runner-ups will receive a certificate issued by Global Cleveland, and possible opportunities to pitch at future Global Cleveland events.

Submission of ideas:

Global Cleveland is currently accepting application through October 24, and announce the finalist on October 27. Students will be asked to submit a short pitch describing their idea (one-pager), and/or 3 slides with a summary.

Email by October 24, with the subject line “NAME–SCHOOL–International Student Pitch Showcase”

Include the following information in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Phone number
  3. Name of university and what program you are in (identify your graduation date)
  4. Which category will you pitch in
  5. One-pager that briefly describes your idea
  6. (optional) 3 slides


Questions? Contact Wenzhu Sun at or call 216-472-3282 ext. 106





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