- The Elevator Pitch is a short pitch of an entrepreneur's business to a panel of judges. The goal of an elevator pitch should be to provide an overview of the business and to leave the audience excited to learn more.
- Guidelines & information
- Student Instructions (Example)
The Elevator Pitch competition is a 2-minute pitch about your idea for a product or business. Your job is to excite the judges by answering the following questions:
Elevator Pitch Competition Process (Example)
- What is the need, problem, or opportunity that your product or business addresses?
- What is your idea?
- Who do you assume to be your target customers?
- Where or how did the idea come to you?
- Why is your product or business different or better than the competition?
- What are your business goals?
1. Student will receive their Elevator Pitch “slot” (the time at which they should report for their elevator pitch) when they check in on the morning of the competition.
2. Student gets up to 1 minute to enter the room and introduce themselves. No handouts, no PowerPoint, and no computer presentation permitted.
3. Student gets 2 minutes to make his or her pitch.
4. Judges will not ask questions.
Elevator Pitch Competition JudgingPlease review the Elevator Pitch Rubric for full judging criteria.
Videos and LinksFurther Reading
- The Elevator Pitch (3-minute read)
- How to Give a Flawless Elevator Pitch (5-minute read)
- 13 Tips on How to Deliver a Pitch Investors Simply Can't Turn Down (5-minute read)
- The Best Elevator Pitch Examples, Templates, and Tactics (10-minute read)
- TEDx Speaker Guide (10-minute read)