How to Enter the Pace Pitch Contest

Thank you for your interest in the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest!  

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:

  • Full or part-time student currently enrolled in Pace University
  • 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 Intent to Compete Registration Form at the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest Web site www.pace.edu/pitch.

Deadline - 5:00 PM EST on Monday April 1, 2013
 

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 PM EST on Monday April 1, 2013
 

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 pm EST on Monday April 1, 2013.
 

5. Finalist Announcement. The names of the finalists will be announced on Monday April 8, 2013.

 

6. 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 pm EST on Friday April 12, 2013
 

7. 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 pm EST on Monday April 15, 2013
 

8. Make Your Pitch! The finalist/alternate contestant must arrive at the One Pace Plaza, Multipurpose Room, New York, NY. 10038 by 5:00 pm EST on Thursday April 18, 2013.


* All documents must be sent by e-mail to Nikhil Kalyankar, Associate Director, The Entrepreneurship Lab, at nkalyankar@pace.edu

Here's How the Pace Pitch Contest Works:

On Thursday, April 18, 2013, 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, Program Director of Entrepreneurship @ Lubin, at bbachenheimer@pace.edu or Nikhil Kalyankar, Associate Director, The Entrepreneurship Lab at nkalyankar@pace.edu.

Good luck!
 

The deadline to enter the Pace Pitch Contest is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013
or until 250 applications have been completed.