General Information

Important Dates:

September 26, 2013 ~ Informational Meeting, HAL 316 @ 4:00 pm

September 20, 2013 ~ Deadline to register (online)

October 11, 2013 ~ Deadline to submit completed Submission Statement

October 24, 2013 ~ Competition; presentations begin at 2:00 pm in HAL 305, 307 & 309


The 2013 Grove City College Elevator Pitch Competition is currently open only to Grove City College students.

All students must be in good academic and social standing with GCC and the community. Good standing is defined as a minimum QPA of 2.0.

All Elevator Pitches submitted must be appropriate to the vision and mission of Grove City College and the Entrepreneurship Program. If there is a question of appropriateness, the College will make the determination.

It is free to enter the competition.

An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 4:00 pm in HAL 316. 

Please register online by midnight on Friday, October 11, 2013.  You must also complete the “Submission Statement” located on the website and either hand deliver (HAL 318L) or email ([email protected]) a .pdf version of the signed form to Mrs. Stillwaggon, by Friday, October 11. 

The competition is open to students planning to enter the Business Plan Competition as well as other students who wish to enter. The competition is open to students from all majors. For team ventures, all members must be present, and one student will deliver the pitch. If registering as a team, only one student from the team should complete the official “GCC Elevator Pitch Application Form,” but each teammate and his/her contact information should be listed.

Deadline to register is Friday, October 11, 2013.  All team members must be listed on the Submission Statement by October 21, 2013.  Subsequent changes to this form can be made only with the written consent of all team members whose names appear on the form.  The last day to make changes to your original registration (team name change, add team members, etc.) is October 21, 2013.

The presentations will take place on October 24, 2013 and anyone may attend the presentations:

  • Social Enterprise I:  HAL 305, 2:00-3:18 p.m.
  • Social Enterprise II:  HAL 307, 2:00-3:20 p.m. 
  • Commercial Enterprise:  HAL 309, 2:00-3:23 p.m.

An important consideration in any Elevator Pitch Competition is whether or not a student or team should go public with an idea or product. If a participant has what he/she considers a unique idea or patentable product, he/she may want to consider not entering the competition (or protecting vital information) to avoid the possibility of having the idea copied. He/she may wish to consult an attorney who specializes in intellectual property matters.