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Elevator Pitch Contest
Start Date: 2/13/2019Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 2/13/2019End Time: 12:00 PM
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Event Description:
UWF students and recent graduates are encouraged to participate. Work in teams to pitch your business plans. 

An elevator pitch is a short presentation that promotes an idea. At this elevator pitch contest, you will explain and promote your business idea. Your elevator pitch will be delivered in a video and in a face-to-face presentation in front of a panel of judges. Judges will analyze several aspects of your idea, including the business model, the target audience, the brand image, and the forecasted profit. 

The contest has three elements:

I. The first is four Wednesday mini-seminars to help students prepare for the contest.
1st week: "Overview of the Elevator Pitch Contest" | February 13 | Building 74 | Room 105 | 12:30PM - 1:00PM 

2nd week: "Structuring Your Presentation" | February 20 | Building 74 | Room 105 | 12:30PM - 1:00PM 

3rd week: "Making your 2-Minute Video" | February 27 | Building 74 | Room 105 | 12:30PM - 1:00PM 

4th week:  "Giving a Great Presentation" | March 3 | Building 74 | Room 105 | 12:30PM - 1:00PM

II. Semi-Finals all participants in the EPC must register and submit a 2-minute video by March 4, 2019. Experts will judge the videos selecting eight to be finalists.

III. Finalists will present their new ventures to a panel of community entrepreneurs and investors, answer questions and receive live advice and mentoring feedback. Presentations will be 20 minutes. The experience will be like Shark Tank, but with really nice people. Presentations will be March 30, 2019.

There are 7 Prizes:
1st Place = $2,500
2nd Place = 2 $1,000 prizes
3rd Place = 3 $500 prizes
Honorable mention $250

Plus special cash awards for Best Market Research.

What else do participants get? Coffee and donuts and t-shirts!

Contest is open to all majors and recent graduates.

For more information, visit:
Location Information:
UWF Pensacola Campus
11000 University Pkwy.
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: 850.474.2000
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Who Can Attend?
  • Current Students
  • Division/College:
    Academic Affairs: College of Business
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
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