Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest

First Place ($1,000): Yves Yakoubyan, Pitch: iTV
Second Place ($500): Dina C. Tate, Pitch:
Third Place ($250): Alan Siege, Pitch: Stories With An Edge

Click to read the pitches and bios of the 12 contestants and four alternates.
Click for photos from the Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

The Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest

Presented by

Entrepreneurship @ Lubin

in association with:
The Wilson Center for Social Entrepeneurship
Second Century Innovation and Ideas Corp (SCI2)
Pace Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs (P.A.C.E.)
Lubin Graduate Society (LGS)

Exclusively sponsored by JPMorganChase

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.
Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest
December 9th, 2005
Schimmel Theater
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Keynote speaker: David Oreck


[Pitch Contest Brochure]
Click to download the full Official Program for the Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest (PDF).
  • 1:30 – 1:50 Registration (for Entrepreneurship Conference and Pitch Contest)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker
  • 3:00 – 3:50 Breakout Sessions/Panel Discussions:
      • Banking and Finance
    • Angel Investors and Venture Capital
    • Marketing and Branding
    • The Press and Publicity
    • Legal Issues and Intellectual Property
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Life as an entrepreneur (including women and minority business owners)
    • Small Business Services
  • 4:00 – 4:20 Break (and registration for those only attending the Pitch Contest)
  • 4:30 – 5:50 Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest
  • 6:00 – 6:45 Awards Ceremony and Reception

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250


For additional information, please contact

Bruce Bachenheimer,

Clinical Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship @ Lubin:

Tel: (212) 618-6663
Fax: (212) 618-6664
Address: Pace University
Lubin School of Business
Department of Management, Room 342
163 William Street
New York, NY 10038


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