This competition is open to students from all majors, undergraduate and graduate.
- POSITION SOUGHT: Did you indicate what job or type of job you are seeking?
- BENEFIT(S) TO COMPANY: What will be the benefit(s) to the company if they were to hire you?
- WHY YOU’RE BETTER?: Why are you better than others applying for the same job?
- CALL TO ACTION: What is the next step that you want to take? What you are asking from the listener/potential employer?
- CONFIDENCE: How well you exhibited confidence.
- OVERALL PRESENTATION STYLE: (good tone of voice [not flat] and body language; eye contact with judges; no fillers like “uh”, “um”; pitch clear and organized)
- QUESTIONING: How well you answered judges’ questions.
The maximum time allowed for the personal elevator pitch is 90 seconds. After the pitch, judges will then be given the opportunity to ask the “pitchers” questions during a short question and answer period.
First Place: $500.00
Second Place: $250.00
Third Place: $150.00
Fourth Place: $100.00
Maps and Directions
View maps and directions to the Clayton State University campus.
The Elevator Pitch Competition will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center in Room 101. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.
Congratulations 2017 Winners!
1st place: Kenneth Wright, Jr., Georgia State University
2nd place: Robert Hatcher, Georgia State University
3rd place: Christopher Walker, Georgia State University
4th place: Alisha Filmore, Clayton State University
Honorable Mention: Nephthaly Leonidas, Georgia State University
What is a business elevator pitch?
An elevator pitch quickly presents key information about a business idea regarding a product or service during the span of an elevator ride. Its intent is to encourage a potential investor to pursue the opportunity further.
Examples of Elevator Pitches