Call for Judges - Stevens Elevator Pitch Competition & Project Plan Competition

Elevator Pitch Competition: An elevator pitch is a short presentation made by an entrepreneur raising money for a venture. The term describes a pitch that’s short enough that it could be given during an elevator ride when the entrepreneur has the only chance to talk with a potential investor.

Project Plan Pitch Competition: A project plan pitch is a short presentation made to persuade potential clients to select your project design over the competition. Similar to an elevator pitch, it is a pitch short enough to persuade your boss or potential client to want to learn more about your project.

Requirements to be a judge
Must judge both preliminary & final

  1. Judge Preliminary Competition
    1. Read Executives Summaries of either the Project Plan Pitch or Elevator Pitch teams and provide scores
      OR
    2. Judge Live Preliminary Competition
      • April 21, 2015 – 3pm to 5pm Elevator Pitch Competition
      • April 23, 2015 – 3pm to 5pm Project Plan Pitch Competition
  2. Judge Final Competition - April 29, 2015 - 9:30am – 11:00am

The preliminary competition is used to cut down the entries to the top 8 which compete in the final competition.

Judging is based on two scores

The first score is a measure of the quality of the presentation and is the same for competitions, elevator and project plan.

  • Was the information presented well?
  • Was the presentation logically organized?
  • Did the student speak clearly?
  • Did the team seem knowledgeable?

The second score for the elevator pitch is based on how well the team has addressed this information:

  • Product/Service Description
  • Problem Being Solved
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Business Model
  • Target Market

The second score for the project plan is based on how well the team has addressed this information:

  • Project/Service/Competition Description
  • Problem Being Solved
  • Competitive Advantage (Why you are better than competitors, lighter, faster, stronger, cheaper, more features? etc.)
  • Innovative Elements (How you are differentiated!)
  • Societal Impact (Is this green or sustainable?)

If you are interested in being a judge please fill out the form below: 

APPLY TO BE A JUDGE

SEE THE 2014 COMPETITION
SEE THE 2013 COMPETITION