The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur's idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.
Each Finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a distinguished panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience. In addition to broad participation at Pace, we have been pleased to welcome student competitors from a number of other universities, including Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Princeton, and Stanford.
Date: Monday, April 22nd 2019
Time: 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Venue: Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza
At least one member of your team should meet one of the following two criteria:
- Full or part-time student currently enrolled in Pace University
- Recent Pace University graduate (graduated within the past 18 months)
AND if you have already launched the venture, it must have been in business for less than 2 years and received less than $100,000 in funding.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - Deadline for Registration and Submission of Executive Summary & Biography
Monday, March 25, 2019 - Pre-selection Announcement
Tuesday March 26, 2019 to Friday April 5, 2019 - Pitch Clinic (only for selected candidates)
Monday, April 2, 2019 - Finalist/Alternate Announcement
Monday, April 16, 2019 - Photo Submission Deadline (only for finalists)
Monday, April 16, 2019 - PowerPoint Submission Deadline (only for finalists)
Monday, April 22, 2019 - Pitch Contest