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 student (Oshkosh, Fox Cities, or Fond du Lac Campuses) 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!


NEW FOR 2019
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.


  • Open to all students from any major or area of study enrolled at a UW Oshkosh campus – Oshkosh, Fox Cities, or Fond du Lac.
  • Prior winners are not eligible to participate with the same business concept/idea.

Key 2020 Dates

  • Application Submission Deadline – TBD
  • Announcement of Finalists – TBD
  • 2020 Elevator Pitch Contest – TBD

The 2019 Elevator Pitch Contest was held on Oct. 8th 2019. We had 10 students pitch their business ideas and compete for the opportunity to pitch in Florida. 

Congratulations to our winners:
Hannah Beyer and Evan Meyers with N-Fit Company


Colleen Merrill, Executive Director
Dan Brosman, Director
  Sage Hall, Room 1614
(920) 424-1826
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