Assistive Tech Challenge

A business pitch competition seeking solutions that facilitate greater independence for people with disabilities.

Applications Open

Jan. 6, 2020

Applications Close

Feb. 10, 2020

Finalists Selected

March 2, 2020

Pitch Day

April 4, 2020

Form a team. Develop a solution. Pitch your idea.

Identify real-world challenges

Seeking Solutions related to:

  • Independent living
  • Access to employment
  • Support for care providers
  • Social skill development
  • Improved public infrastructure

Who can apply

Open Division
Students and community-based teams.

Professional Division
Companies with annual revenues under $200,000.

Awards for top presenters

First Place in each category will receive $5,000. Second Place in each category will receive $2,500.

All first and second place teams will be eligible to participate in the Walleye Tank pitch competition in Minneapolis in May 2020.


Be prepared to address the following questions

  • What problem are you solving?
  • How are you solving the problem?
  • Why is your team the one to solve it?
  • What do you need to further develop your idea?

Frequently Asked Questions

Pitch Day Schedule of Events

April 4, 2020 in Rochester, MN

1:00 pm
Open Division Pitches
1:10 pm
Professional Division Pitches
2:40 pm
Keynote Speaker
4:00 pm
Award Ceremony
4:45 pm
Reception & Networking
5:00 pm

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