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Elevator Pitch Contest

Pitch your business idea and win a trip to Florida to compete for $5,000!

Have a business idea floatin' around your head?! Pitch it and you might walk away with a trip to Tampa and a shot at winning an additional $5,000! Students will have 90 seconds to convince the panel, and the audience, that their idea could work. Any current UW Oshkosh, UW Fox Valley, or UW Fond du Lac student from any area of study is welcome to participate in the contest. 

What kinds of ideas are we looking for? Anything! The sky's the limit! Student businesses can vary from a concept that has been recently developed to an operating business in need of capital.

Once the application closes, we'll work with you to craft the perfect pitch!

The 2018 Elevator Pitch Contest was held on Oct. 17 2018. We had 11 contestants pitch their business ideas and compete for the $1,000 grand prize. This year's contest was hosted collaboratively with the Art Department and Management & HR Department. Thank you to Lucas Spivey for joining us this year!

Congratulations to the winner, Jon Bedell and Pura Vita Aquaponics!

AWARDS:
NEW THIS YEAR! The winning pitch receives an all expense-paid trip to Tampa, FL to pitch in the Global Pitch Competition at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2019.

Additionally, the winner is GUARANTEED a spot in the highly coveted Business Model Competition.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Any student enrolled at UW Oshkosh, UW Fox Valley, or UW Fond du Lac.
- Open to all Undergraduate and Graduate students from any major or area of study.
Prior winners are not eligible to participate with the same business.

KEY DATES:
Application Submission Deadline - Wednesday, Sept. 25
Announcement of Finalists - Friday, Sept. 27
2019 Elevator Pitch Contest - Tuesday, Oct. 8

 

 

For more information, please contact Dan Brosman at  or (920) 424-1826.

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