Elevator Pitch and Business Plan Competitions

The elevator pitch and business plan competitions occur at NSBE Annual Conferences. NSBE members have the opportunity to present to panels of experts who can offer feedback and guidance. Prizes are awarded to the winning presenter(s). There are practice sessions and training offered throughout the year in preparation for the final competitions.

FRC Elevator Pitch Competition

This mock competition occurs at the Fall Regional Conferences. Each participant will have the opportunity to give a 30 second pitch that details their business venture. A panel of three judges will provide constructive feedback on their pitch. Participants must be registered for the regional conference in order to participate in the Elevator Pitch Competition.

Region I 
November 11 – 14, 2010
Rochester, NY

Region II
November 5 – 7, 2010
Philadelphia, PA

Region III
November 12 – 14, 2010
Birmingham, AL

Region IV
November 19 – 21, 2010
Indianapolis, IN

Region V
November 19 – 21, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Region VI
November 19 – 21, 2010
San Mateo, CA


NSBE Tank: 2011 NSBEpreneur™ Elevator and Business Plan Competition

The 3rd Annual Elevator and Business Plan Competition (BPC) will occur Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Annual Convention in St. Louis, MO. The elevator pitch competition will occur in the morning and will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their elevator pitches in front of a distinguished panel of judges.

The afternoon session will feature full business plan presentations for current and future technical business owners. The judges offer feedback on the presentation and viability of the venture with the winner receive awards and gifts included training from some of the leading business coaches.

Participants must be registered for the Annual Convention in order to participate in either the Elevator or Business Plan Competition Registration opens in January. Click here for general convention information.

NSBE 37th Annual Convention
March 23 – 27, 2010
St. Louis, MO