Thursday, October 30, 2014

Students invited to submit elevator pitches

The annual Elevator Pitch Contest, sponsored by the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Saint Mary’s, is open to all students on campus, regardless of major. Cash prizes will be awarded.

What is an elevator pitch? Create an idea for a new business, a non-profit or an event, such as a fundraiser that address a social concern. Pretend that you have a chance encounter (such as a 60-90 second elevator ride) with a person who could help make your dream a reality. Use this short time to convince this person to support your project.

A live competition is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. For more information, contact Chandu Valluri, Dr. Elizabeth Seebach, Dean Beckman or Dr. Phil Cochran. As an alternative to the live presentation, students can submit a video pitch by noon Tuesday, Nov. 4.

New this year: Entries can be submitted by individual students or in teams of two.