For my company’s 2025 Customer Challenge, my finalist pitch included a live demo. Teams were allowed 3 minutes of pitch time, and I allocated about 30 seconds for this demo. Things didn’t go exactly as planned, but they did work out in the end. Why take the risk of a live demo? Because my mentor, said it would be “awesome” - and he was right.
I’m glad the demo (mostly) worked out, but I’m even happier that I got to write some code and learn something new.