Elevator Pitch Competition

EPC Power Point ImageBeing a chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, we have to prestige honor to offer an annual competition to SIU students.  Students will be given 90 seconds to pitch their best idea to a panel of judges who will judge the participants on criteria that is similar to national competition.

The winner will receive a paid trip to the CEO annual conference where they will be able to network and connect with investors, business professionals, and other student entrepreneurs.  They will also be representing SIU in the National Elevator Pitch Competition.

Interested in competing?

September 16th – Workshop
Dunn Richmond Center
We will be hosting an elevator pitch workshop to help you get ready for the competition

September 30th – Elevator Pitch Competition
Dunn Richmond Center Atrium
Give your best pitch in 90 seconds and have the best pitch at SIU!

You can also email salukiceo@gmail.com for more info!

Previous Winners

  • 2014 – Brandon Nolte – Next Level Gaming Lounge
  • 2013 – Alex Hutchinson – Recipe Revolution
  • 2012 –
  • 2011 –
  • 2010 – Renee Favreau and Tom Dupuis
  • 2009 – Renee Favreau, Amy Campbell, Ben Morris, Armon Kelly
  • 2008 – Mike Robinson

Judging Criteria

We want to give you as close of experience as we can that you will face at the National Competition. Below you find the judging sheets that are used at the Competition

Below you find examples of what an elevator pitch is so you can get an early start!