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The 4th Annual AACC's BIG IDEA Elevator Pitch Competition was held on Thursday April 18, at 8 am in CADE 219, where the top 12 finalists presented their ideas for two minutes followed by questions from the judges for three more minutes.
...and the top three presentations were:
GrasShop | Paul Sinclair
Safety Stick | Susan Rivera, Stella Hamilton, Marie Spiess and Anthony Fabi
The Ultimate Grabber | Jerome Loyd
And last but not least, The Student’s Choice Award was given to:
The Quick Fix Filler | Brandon Lantz, Maha Abufares and Sarina Outen
When you see these extraordinary students, be sure to congratulate them.
The top three finalists were awarded $500 cash on April 25, during the Business Plan Competition at 8 am, in CADE 219.
- Do you have an innovative idea to improve a product or service?
- Do you have an innovative idea for a new product or service?
- Do you have an idea for a new business?
Here is your opportunity!
The Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies seek to reward students for creativity, entrepreneurial thinking, and opportunity recognition.
What is an Elevator Pitch?
Imagine you get on an elevator and you find yourself alone with a potential investor, client or business partner. You have until the elevator reaches the 6th floor to explain who you are and what your idea is. At that point the potential investor gets off the elevator, have you peaked his or her interest to want to find out more about your idea? Do you have permission to follow up? The right Elevator Pitch can do just that.
For more detailed information and participation eligibility please open the BIG IDEA 2013 promotional flyer.PDF
To participate you must fill out the registration formPDF and submit 4 copies of your original Elevator Pitch BIG IDEA by Thursday, April 4, before 4 pm to Professor Steve Berry in Carrers Building Room 326.
Sample pitches and related content
Check the video to see footage of 2011 BIG IDEA Elevator Pitch Competition at AACC.
Duke University 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition video
University of Michigan 2008 Elevator Pitch Competition video
How to perfect the elevator pitch video
How to craft your 30 second elevator pitch video
Bloomberg Businessweek The Perfect (Elevator) Pitch article
If you have questions please contact Professor Steve Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by The Hatchery and Business Resource Center in CRSC 326.
3rd Annual BIG IDEA Elevator Pitch Competition
AACC's BIG Idea competition was held on Thursday April 19, 2012 where 13 participants presented their ideas for two minutes followed by questions from the judges for three more minutes.
... and the top three presentations were:
Zodiband | Ash Monie, Sean Amos and Leon Wilson
Enobi Equestrian | Margaret Salamon
Dispesitron 3000 | Robert Miniaci, John Thomas and Clay Morris
When you see these students please congratulate them on their creativity, innovation, presentation and public speaking skills.