• Elevator Pitch 2021


    Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist, CEO or hiring manager of your dream job. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchNET's annual Elevator Pitch competition.


    $1,000 in cash prizes with awards going to best business pitch, best personal pitch, and audience choice!

  • Event Information

    Students will have 90 seconds to present a personal pitch or pitch a business idea. Judges will review each pitch and decide on winners for multiple categories. Food and drinks will be available for all attendees!
    Date  |  Thursday, October 7, 2021
    Time  |  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Place  |  Design Innovation Hub, 2nd Floor Lobby
  • FAQs

    Who can pitch ?

    The competition and pitching portion of the event is open to Kent State University students only. This includes students from all majors, class levels, and campuses.

    What should I wear?

    There is no specific dress code for the event. For those pitching we recommend wearing whatever helps you communicate your company or personal brand. This can be professional dress, jeans and a t-shirt from your business, or whatever you see fit. The focus is on your elevator pitch and communicating your brand!

    Who are the judges and how are they rating pitches?

    The panel of judges is made up of local entrepreneurs and KSU staff. They will be looking at professionalism/polish, salesmanship, content, and time management. Because these are only 90 second pitches, the biggest question/determining factor will be deciding which entrepreneurs/presenters they would most like to follow-up with.

    What are the prizes?

    There is a prize pool of $1,000. The $1,000 will be split between a best business and best personal pitch, audience choice, and any runner-ups (if applicable).

  • Additional Questions

    Please feel free to reach out to the LaunchNET team with any other additional questions you may have