Bold Ideas Competition

See Problem – Create Solution – Pitch It

Winning Prizes

1st – $500, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $250. All finalists get swag.

Be part of the solution and pitch your Bold Idea to deal with electricity and packaging waste. The Murphy Center invites all UNT students to submit a short YouTube video pitching their Bold Idea. Submit as an individual or part of a team, we’re looking for passionate, memorable solutions that display relevance, feasibility, message clarity, and vision. Each of the 5 finalists will be paired with a mentor to hone their message and prepare for the Main Event, October 13th, 2022 at UNT. Apply now.


Electricity Waste

Packaging Waste

Important Dates
  • September 30, 2022 – Submission deadline
  • October 4, 2022 – Finalists notified
  • October 13, 2022 – Finalists pitch competition
  • Teams may be composed of 1-5 members
  • All team members must be current UNT students and have good standing with their college
  • Graduates and undergraduate students from any UNT college are welcome to participate
Required Information for Submission
  • Full Name
  • Student ID
  • College
  • Expected graduation year
  • Part-time or Full-time
  • Choose one Theme for the pitch
Video Submission Format
  • YouTube video
  • Be at least two minutes, but no more than five minutes
  • Solution oriented, specific to the Bold Ideas Theme
  • Files should be named according to the following format: StudentName_StudentID_Sector_MMYY.pdf
  • Pitches should not be marked as confidential, otherwise, they may not be screened
  • Videos links to YouTube should be pasted into the appropriate field in the application
  • YouTube settings should include permission to embed the video on an external site
  • Restricted viewing is possible and privacy settings may be set to "Unlisted”, but not "Private”
  • The focus of the pitch should be on the presentation and content, not video production quality
Suggested Format
  • State the problem: one to two sentences describing the problem and impact
  • Size the problem: description of problem market size, targeted segments and geographies
  • Describe the solution: description of potential customers and why your solution helps them, any customer / market validation (i.e., evidence that customers will pay for this product / solution)


Submission Form

The Bold Ideas Competition, in partnership with LOFE.