What is the QØ Cup?

The QØ Cup is a virtual entrepreneurship competition for students around the country with one thing in mind: how can the world power the potential of young people? Participants will answer this crucial question through the three rounds of the QØ Cup.


Three Rounds

Written Summary

In the first round of the QØ Cup, teams will introduce their team and write a sentence about the core problem they’re solving for; tell us about the market their venture is targeting; highlight the key assumptions they’re making; and finally give an overview of the next steps. Once teams submit their first round answers, the QØ Specialists will provide written feedback to help you moving forward.

Submission by April 26th, 2020

Video Pitch and Canvas

Teams selected to move on to the second round will be challenged to consider the feedback they received in the first round as they define their solution, talk to potential users/customers, and propose their solution through an informative and compelling 3-minute video. The second round will also consist of a comprehensive and well-thought out adaptation of your proposal to QØ’s Venture Canvas.

Submission by May 10, 2020

Live Pitch and Q&A

Teams selected for the third and final round, will be challenged to incorporate feedback, insights from customer discovery, and to get their first (paying) customer! Final contending teams will select one member to present and defend the team’s solution in its entirety over a 3-minute live virtual presentation to other finalists, judges, and QØ’s live stream audience, followed by a 3 minute Q&A with the entire team.

Live Pitch Event on May 28-29, 2020

Why the QØ Cup?

Get a taste of what Quarter Zero is all about by participating in our 100% virtual competition. We take feedback seriously, and think you should, too. After (and during) each round of the competition, you will receive feedback from some of the best and brightest minds on how to make your ideas even better. Not to mention that we’re offering some pretty amazing cash prizes and awards.

What Can I Win?

Best Overall

$1,500 per team

Best Pitch

Full Tuition & Scholarship to any QØ Program

Biggest Social Impact

Full Tuition & Scholarship to any QØ Program

Most Innovative

Full Tuition & Scholarship to any QØ Program

Most Investable

Full Tuition & Scholarship to any QØ Program

How Do I Participate?

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