CEO Elevator Pitch

Sponsored by The Coleman Foundation and The John E. and the Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation

The National Elevator Pitch Competition™ is the largest national elevator pitch competition, presenting students with a unique opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges and a chance to win cash prizes at the national CEO Conference! Hundreds of applicants will compete for a higher 1st place prize than ever before – $3,500! Past CEO Elevator Pitch participants have received national exposure and have gone on to gain new customers, partners, and investors in their business or idea!

Who should participate?

  • Students with an idea to start a business
  • Students who have started a company
  • Students interested in enhancing their presentation skills
  • Students who want to explore the idea of starting a company

What can you win?

The top three winners and four honorable mention winners will win cash prizes and national recognition.  Leading up to the start of the National Conference, the public will be able to vote on their favorite pitch ONLINE to select a winner for the People’s Choice Award, who will win a cash prize. More details will be available soon.

For applicants:  Iowa State students currently enrolled full-time will need to participate in the fall Innovation Pitch Competition in order to apply to compete at the CEO Conference this fall!