Make $1,000 in Three Minutes


This isn’t online spam. You don’t need to wire anything to anywhere to get started. This is what Pace calls “Opportunity through Entrepreneurship.”

On April 18, the Entrepreneurship Lab will host the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

Each finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a panel of Pace alumni entrepreneur judges and an enthusiastic audience. Cash prizes will be awarded. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

And if you want to win it, you’ve got to be in it! To register as a contestant, fill out the online registration. The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. EST on April 1. If competing as a team, all members must complete the form individually. You should review How to Enter the Pace Pitch Contest for information on the criteria and important dates and Guidelines and Judging Criteria to help prepare for the contest.

Even if you’re not interested in entering the competition, you should stop by and watch the future Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s of the world present their business plans. RSVP for the Cheering Section.

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