Elevator Pitch Contest
Co-hosted with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) at UW Oshkosh, the 90 Second Elevator Pitch Contest is designed to be low-barrier and provide students with an opportunity to pitch their idea in a welcoming environment.
Any current UW Oshkosh 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! Pitches can vary from an idea that has recently popped into your head, to a early stage business concept in need of capital.
Once the application closes, we’ll work with you to craft the perfect pitch!
The grand prize winner receives $1,000 in cash seed funding and a GUARANTEED spot in the upcoming Business Model Competition
NEW FOR 2022:
- 2nd Place: $350 cash
- 3rd Place: $150 cash
- Must be a part-time or full-time student at UW Oshkosh
- You will have 90 seconds to give your pitch.
- Judges will have an opportunity to ask two questions (up to one minute).
- Prior winners are not eligible to participate with the same business idea.
- Application Submission Deadline – Sunday, November 7th
Announcement of Finalists – Monday, November 8th
2021 Elevator Pitch Contest – Tuesday, November 16th
2021 PITCH WINNER
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
CloudWorld, Yintong Qui
The 2021 Elevator Pitch Contest was held on Nov. 16th 2019. Eleven students pitched their business ideas and competed for the opportunity to win $1,000 cash and entry into the 2022 Business Model Competition.
Yingtong was a freshman at the Fox Cities campus and won the contest with his pitch for, CloudWorld, a Linkedin style website designed for the Chinese market.
2019 PITCH WINNER
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
N-Fit Company, Hannah Beyer
The 2019 Elevator Pitch Contest was held on Oct. 8th 2019. Ten students pitched their business ideas and competed for the opportunity to pitch in Florida.
Hannah and her business partner, Evan Meyers, competed at the CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition in Tampa, FL.