How To Enter

Each individual/team will have 3 minutes to make a pitch and may use up to 5 PowerPoint® slides. The pitch must be an original concept, created by the presenter(s).

Here's How to Enter

1. At least one member of your team should meet one of the following two criteria:

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  • Full or part-time student currently enrolled in Pace University
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  • Recent Pace University graduate (graduated within the past 18 months)

AND if you have already launched the venture, it must have been in business for less than 2 years and received less than $100,000 in funding.

2.Register online. Each member of the team must complete the Registration Form through the online competition management system.

Deadline - 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday March 20, 2017

 

3.Submit a biography. Each biography (if competing as a team, each member must submit a biography) MUST be a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 200 words. Please be sure to indicate your status as a student (college/university and school, degree, major, full or part-time status, and expected year of graduation) or as a recent graduate (college/university and school, degree, major, and date of graduation).*

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday March 20, 2017

 

4. Submit an Executive Summary. You should prepare a ONE PAGE Executive Summary to be used on the Pace Pitch Web site and in the printed program.*

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday March 20, 2017

 

5.Pre-selection Announcement. The names of the pre-selected students will be announced on Thursday March 23, 2017

 

6.Pitch Clinic. If pre-selected, you must schedule an appointment with Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director bbachenheimer@pace.edu between the dates Monday March 27, 2017 to Friday April 7, 2017. Based on the outcome of the pitch clinic the finalists/alternates will be announced.

 

7.Finalist Announcement. The names of the finalists will be announced on Monday April 10, 2017

 

8.Submit a photo. If selected as a Finalist or alternate, you must submit a digital photograph (approximately 100 KB - 1 MB in JPEG format) to be used on the Pace Pitch Web site and in the printed program.*

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday April 17, 2017

 

9.Submit a PowerPoint® presentation.If selected as a Finalist or alternate, you may submit up to 5 PowerPoint® slides to be used with your pitch (the 5 slide maximum includes a title slide and none of the slides may include external hyperlinks, embedded video, or transitions that 'effectively create' more than 5 distinct slide images). PowerPoint slides are not required and may not be used if not received by the deadline. Presentations in other formats will not be accepted.*

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday April 17, 2017

 

10. Make Your Pitch! The finalist/alternate contestant must arrive at the One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room (formerly Multipurpose Room), New York, NY. 10038 by 5:00 pm EST on Thursday April 20, 2017

 

* All documents must be submitted online through the online competition management system

Click here to watch the video guide to the Competition Management System

Here's How the Pace Pitch Contest Works:

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, finalists will make their pitches to a panel of judges in front of an enthusiastic audience. There is a strict time limit of three minutes for all pitches. Contestants will present in alphabetical order. After each pitch, the judges may ask a number of questions. All answers must be kept to less than one minute. Immediately after the pitches have been made, the judging panel will decide on one winner from each category based on the Guidelines and Judging Criteria. The Pace Pitch Contest has proven to be an exciting, educational, and fun event. We hope you will enjoy the event and find it valuable.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab, at bbachenheimer@pace.edu or Elizabeth Jovanoska, Associate Director, The Entrepreneurship Lab at ejovanoska@pace.edu

Good luck!
The deadline to enter the Pace Pitch Contest is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017