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York College Student Elevator Pitch Competition

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York College Elevator Pitch Competition 2013

Creating an effective Elevator Pitch addressing the three key factors -- What is the problem? How do you solve it? What do you need to make it happen? -- is a great way for student entrepreneurs to vet their business ideas quickly and effectively. The 2013 YCP Student Elevator Pitch Competition will again place students and their ideas in front of a qualified panel of judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors and people who can help make it happen. In addition to judging the competition, the panel will give immediate feedback on the ideas and presentations. Think of "the pitch" as the first step towards creating the business of your dreams -- and if you're successful pitching it, we will help you complete the idea and further assist you in creating your new venture. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning pitches!

Judging Criteria

Participants will register online using our customized iStart platform.  They will be asked to record and link their pitches via private YouTube channelThe top 10 participants will then be invited to pitch in real time to our panel of judges on Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.


To determine the winners, participants will be assessed on the following critieria: (1) Innovativeness (2) potential commercial impact (3) effectiveness of presentation.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers!


The top three will also be invited to use dedicated work space in the Business Incubator at the J.D. Brown Center for the duration of the spring semester (and beyond, if qualified). They will be afforded all of the same benefits as any incubator client company in order to better refine their business idea to make it a reality!

Students / Youth
Entrepreneurs / Startups
Investors / Mentors
Kings Mill Depot, York College of Pennsylvania


York, PA

The Kings Mill Depot is the home of the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurial activity at York College. The Center offers you -- a budding entrepreneur or existing business owner -- the opportunity to tap into the intellectual capital of YCP's professors, the energy and skill of our students and a first-class network of business people to help grow your business.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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