The Elevator Pitch Competition is a smaller scale, lighthearted competition designed to inspire young entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. In 2016, it will be in conjunction with the IGNITE startup conference and will take place on February 22nd. The Event will be hosted at Price Center Ballroom with an audience of over 500 people. Teams involved will have a general development of their idea and craft a 90-second pitch to impress the panel of judges. Following up the competition will be workshops designed to improve the way you pitch your idea. There will be a total of $10,000 in cash prizes for winners. Contestants can win up to $2,500. Please register on the event site.
The Annual Business Plan Competition is the flagship event of The Entrepreneur Challenge. This event will be taking place on one night on June 1st 2017 and will award the top three finalists for both Tracks, Tech & Innovation and Life Sciences Track. Each contestant will have 10 minutes to pitch their company to the judges and audience. The total amount for the competition is $200,000 with the winner of each respective track will take home an estimated $60,000 in cash and kind services. Second and Third place will be rewarded as well with an estimated amount of $30,000 and $10,000 in cash and kind services respectively. Additionally, the audience will have the chance to choose The $1,000 Audience Choice Award. SemiFinals for the competition is a private event and is open to all eligible teams and will be held in the middle of April 2017.