The first major competition of the VE year is the National Elevator Pitch Competition. An elevator pitch is a quick and persuasive speech that creates interest in a product, service, or business to a potential investor or potential customer. The pitch is usually 30-60 seconds, within the time that it would take for a short elevator ride. This competition challenges VE students to make a convincing and engaging elevator pitch to an angel investor in 60 seconds or less. Judges rate the pitches based on how well each pitch meets the following categories: Compelling, Informative, Next Steps, and Delivery.
See the playlist below to watch the Top 10% elevator pitches from the 2021 National Elevator Pitch Competition.