An elevator pitch is a short explanation of an innovative idea for an enterprise or venture.
Creating an effective elevator pitch addressing the three key factors -- What is the problem? How do you solve it? What do you need to make it happen? -- is a great way for student entrepreneurs to vet their business ideas quickly and effectively. The YCP Student Elevator Pitch Competition will place students and their ideas in front of a qualified panel of judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors and people who can help make it happen. (IMPORTANT: You will be given up to 3 minutes to make your pitch) In addition to judging the competition, the panel will give immediate feedback on the ideas and presentations. Think of "the pitch" as the first step towards creating the business of your dreams -- and if you're successful pitching it, we will help you complete the idea and further assist you in creating your new venture. Cash prizes (including the top prize of $1,000) will be awarded to the winning pitches!