New in 2020: negotiations are back! The top 2 teams will negotiate with the startup of their choice following partner meetings. This is a return to the format prior to 2019 (we took a year off).
Also new in 2020: the “no repeat” rule is amended to allow repeats as long as you did not compete at the national or global finals in Chapel Hill, NC.
One more thing: teams may now bring up to two additional participants: a Team Shadow and/or a Judge Shadow. These may be either students, faculty or staff.