Eighth Annual Pace Pitch Contest


ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL PACE PITCH CONTEST
 
[First Place]   First Place: Candoo - John Robb and Peter Franceschini

Second Place: SpaceSplitter - Robert Caucci and Jeremy Pease

Third Place: Prof-Source - Henry Kusjanovic

  [Second Place]

The Eighth Annual Pace Pitch Contest

Presented by

The Entrepreneurship Lab

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 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, MIT, NYU, Princeton, and Stanford.

  • 5:00 - 6:00 Registration and Networking
  • 6:00 – 7:15 Finalists make their Pitch
  • 7:15 - 7:30 Break (Judging Panel selects the winning pitches in private)
  • 7:30 - 8:00 Awards Ceremony and Networking

First Prize

A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner. The prize money must be used to help build the Business presented at the Eighth Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

Second Prize

A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the second place. The prize money must be used to help build the Business presented at the Eighth Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

Third Prize

A $250 cash prize will be awarded to the third place. The prize money must be used to help build the Business presented at the Eighth Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

Additional prizes will be announced later.

Pace University reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, any individual or team from the competition at any time (before or after the Pitch Contest or the award of any prize) for any reason. Reasons for disqualification may include, but are not limited to, misrepresentations in the application process, plagiarism, infringement of the intellectual property of others, and any failure to comply with the rules of the competition. Disqualified individuals or teams shall forfeit any and all prizes awarded to them.


Inaugural Pace Pitch Contest (December 3rd, 2004).
Second Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 9th, 2005).
Third Annual Pace Pitch Contest (November 17th, 2006).
Fourth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 6th, 2007).
Fifth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 4th, 2008).
Sixth Annual Pace Pitch Contest (December 3rd, 2009).
Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest (April 11th, 2011).
[Pitch Contest Brochure]
Click to download the full Official Program for the Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest (PDF).


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For additional information, please contact

Bruce Bachenheimer,

Clinical Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship @ Lubin:
Tel: (212) 618-6663
Fax: (212) 618-6664
E-mail: bbachenheimer@pace.edu
Web: webpage.pace.edu/bbachenheimer
Address: Pace University
Lubin School of Business
Department of Management, Room 342
163 William Street
New York, NY 10038

Nikhil Kalyankar, Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Lab:
Tel: (212) 618-6667
E-mail: nkalyankar@pace.edu
Address: Pace University
163 William Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
 

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