Students are to submit their elevator pitches through the iStart portal. Once submitted the RU Entrepreneurship faculty will assign judges who will rate and comment on pitches. Faculty will assess results make a determination as to the top finalists that will be given the opportunity to "pitch" their idea "live" before a panel of judges comprised of industry professionals.
Remember, an elevator pitch is a brief overview of an idea for a product, service or project. The pitch is so called because it can be delivered to a potential investor in the time span of an elevator ride.
The following factors are esessential in a succesful elevator pitch:
- The idea/opportunity is creative, original, and memorable.
- The product and/or service addresses a real need by customers
- The market opportunity and potential returns are compelling and believable
- The potential returns are compelling and believable.
- The pitch information is presented in a clear, concise, and logical order
- Update Applications
- 01-Mar-2013 01:00 AM to 07-Mar-2013 06:00 PM
- 08-Mar-2013 06:00 PM to 20-Mar-2013 06:00 PM
Times are in EST (-0500)
Rowan Elevator Pitch Contest, Spring 2013
Welcome to the Rowan Spring 2013 Elevator Pitch Contest!
Welcome, Elevator Pitch participants. If you have not logged in before, please click the REGISTER button and follow the instructions. If you have already registered, please log in using your e-mail address and password.
Elevator pitch is a frequently used term, which literally means “tell me about your business within the time that it would take to ride up an elevator.” Each year we conduct two contests -- one in the fall and one in the spring -- for students from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation course. Last year's contests involved over 150 students whose pitches were critiqued and rated by a pool of 90+ RU alumni judges. Judges give each pitch feedback on strengths and weaknesses. The top-rated competitors in the "written round" present their two-minute business pitch before a live panel of judges on Friday, April 5. The winners are announced at the end of the event.
NOTE:This competition is for students enrolled in the Rowan University Entrepreneurship and Innovation class (ENT 06-240) for the Spring, 2013 semester and ANY Entrepreneurship Major. If you would like to participate in the national competition, please visit THE CEO Elevator Pitch Competition Website for more information. If selected as a finalist, Rowan University will pay your fee to attend!!!