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Value Proposition in 90 Seconds - Elevator Pitch Competition at DTC Room 370

IIT Entrepreneurship Academy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Register today for the second Elevator Pitch Competition Semi-Final on Tuesday, October 15!  This event is organized by IIT Entrepreneurship Academy, Chicago-Kent Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO).  We invite you to test your skills (or support your favorite entrepreneur) in this exciting 90-second pitch competition!  

The candidate winning first place in the FINALS of IIT's competition will gain an automatic entry to the National Elevator Pitch Competition during the National CEO Conference, October 31 - November 2, at McCormick Place.  The winner of the National Competition will be awarded $3,500 and have a special feature in the CEO Newsletter and website.  For pitch guidelines and more information click here.

In addition to networking, you can learn more about the CEO Club at IIT, a student group where potential entrepreneurs can always be inspired and connected to successful entrepreneurs.

This event is not just open to contestants, we welcome everyone to attend - come cheer & vote for their favorite pitch!

Competition Schedule: 

Semifinal at MC, IIT Tower 13th Floor Student Lounge: Monday, October 14, 6-8 pm (Entrance for Registration)

Semifinal at DTC, 565 W Adams Room 370: Tuesday, October 15, 4-6 pm

4:00 - 4:15 Reception + Refreshments + Mix & Mingle
4:15 - 4:45 Welcome + Words from CEO Club + Introducing of Judges
4:45 - 5:20 Rules & Pitch
5:20 - 5:30 Judges Deliberate
5:30 - 6:00 Winners Announced + Networking 

Final at MC, IIT Tower 13th Floor Student Lounge: Wednesday, October 23, 6-8 pm (Registration for Audience Ticket)

Winners of each Semifinal Round will compete in Finals.

Awards for Finals:

  • First place: $500 Elance Credit + Full access to the National CEO Conference ($200+ value) + entry to the National CEO Elevator Pitch Competition with a chance to win up to $3,500
  • Second place : $250 Elance Credit
  • Third place : $250 Elance Credit
  • People's Choice Award: Ticket to the National CEO Conference ($200 + value)
The National CEO Conference will be held October 31-November 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Seats for this event are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.  Register and confirm your spot now!




This Elevator Pitch Competition is proudly sponsored by Elance. Lauched in 1999, Elance is an online staffing platform.  Serving both businesses and freelancers, they connect both parties through their system.  Winners of this competition will win Elance credits.

Have questions about Value Proposition in 90 Seconds - Elevator Pitch Competition at DTC Room 370? Contact IIT Entrepreneurship Academy

When & Where

Room 370, Downtown Campus
565 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60661

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Whether you are pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship, listening to an industry leader at one of our exclusive events, or taking advantage of our networking opportunities, our goal is to connect you with the people and resources that can help make your business idea a success.

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