2013 Perfect Pitch Winners Announced

2013 Perfect Pitch winners

Between October and December 2013, VEI students submitted 60-second videos pitching their VEI firms. Judges from Long Island University evaluated the videos and commented that the top pitches included strong and creative business concepts, had clear descriptions of the firm’s products and/or services, and presenters demonstrated confidence in their delivery.

After careful review and consideration of the submissions, the top 5 2013 Perfect Pitch winners are:

Results

1st Place
Demi Yurcisin
Adventure Outdoors Company
Academy of the Canyons, Santa Clarita CA

2nd Place
Julia Taormina
Summit Group LLC
Pequannock Township HS, Pompton Plains NJ

3rd Place (tie)
Tim Burklow
Summit Group LLC
Pequannock Township HS, Pompton Plains NJ

3rd Place (tie)
Mikey Reisner
Spectrum
Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, IL

5th Place
Emily Borovskis
Finish Your List
Pequannock Township HS, Pompton Plains NJ

 

The top winner will receive an iPad Mini, 2nd place will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card, and the 3rd – 5th place winners will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Each participant will also receive a gift from LIU for entering the competition. VEI would like to thank Kenneth Colwell, Ph.D., Dean of LIU’s School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences and the following judges for lending their time and expertise to review the Perfect Pitch submissions.

List of Judges

  • Herb Sherman, Professor and Chair of Managerial Sciences, LIU Brooklyn
  • Mohammed Ghriga, Professor and Chair of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, LIU Brooklyn
  • Ling Zhu, Assistant Professor of Management, LIU Post
  • Nada Kobeissi, Associate Professor of Management, LIU Post
  • David Jalajas, Professor of Management, LIU Post