Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest


[Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest]
Presented by:

in association with:
The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker
Professor Iqbal Quadir, Founder of GrameenPhone and Director of the
Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT

Sponsored by:


Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
5:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.
Pace University
Schimmel Center, 1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
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.

At this year's Pace Pitch Contest, five finalists in the New Business Concept category and five finalists in the Social Venture category will each have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a distinguished panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience. In addition to broad participation at Pace, we have been pleased to welcome student competitors from a number of other universities, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford.

  [Pitch Contest Brochure]
Click to download the full Official Program for the Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (PDF).

5:00 – 5:30 Registration
5:30 – 6:00 Introductions and Keynote Speaker
6:00 – 6:45 Ten Finalists make their Pitch
6:45 – 7:00 Break
7:00 – 7:30 Judging Panel Discussion and Critique
7:30 – 7:45 Awards Ceremony

$25,000 for the winning Social Venture entrant
$25,000 for the winning New Business Concept entrant
$2,500 for the most innovative technology

Click to read about the Inaugural Pace Pitch Contest (December 3rd, 2004).
Click to read about the Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 9th, 2005).
Click to read about the Third Annual Pace Pitch Contest (November 17th, 2006).
Click to read about the Fourth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 6th, 2007).
lick to read about the Fifth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 4th, 2008).

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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