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Application Deadline: Elevator Pitch Competition

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11:00pm

If you are a UO student (either undergraduate or graduate) and want to compete in our Elevator Pitch Competition taking place on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. please fill out the brief online application. The top prize is $500 (with second place prize of $300 and third place prize of $200).

Elevator pitches should be 30 seconds to 1 minute in length and may address a for-profit or nonprofit idea. You may NOT use slides in your pitch (though you are welcome to use props). Applications are due on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:00 p.m.

Note: Only the top 3-5 applicants will be invited to pitch in front of judges on November 15.

If you attend our Tuesday, November 13 Founder Meetup (6:00-7:30 p.m. in Lillis 132), you not only will meet other cool entrepreneurial people like yourself, but we will also go over a brief 'How to Pitch' presentation so that your application for this competition is strong.

Questions? Contact Kate Harmon (Undergraduate Program Manager, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship) at

This event is part of UO Startup Week.

Startup Week is a week-long series of cross-campus events and activities that highlight entrepreneurship, startups, university commercialization and university spinouts at the University of Oregon. Students, faculty, staff and community members can learn how to get started with a for-profit or nonprofit idea, navigate the university and local resources available for launching and scaling a venture and meet others with shared entrepreneurial interests. 

Event Type

Student Life, Free


Lundquist College of Business, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Target Audience

All Students




Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club

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