General Information

Important Dates:

September 30, 2014 ~ Informational Meeting, HAL 316 @ 4:00 pm

October 10, 2014 ~ Deadline to register (online)

October 13, 2014 ~ Deadline to submit completed Submission Statement

October 23, 2014~ Competition; presentations begin at 2:30 pm in HAL 309, 312 & 316


The 2014 Grove City College Elevator Pitch Competition is currently open only to Grove City College students.

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 Tuesday, September 30 at 4:00 pm in HAL 316. 

Please register online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014.  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 Monday, October 13. 

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 10, 2014.  All team members must be listed on the Submission Statement by October 13, 2014.  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 20, 2014.

The Preliminary Round presentations will take place on October 23, 2014 and anyone may attend the presentations:

  • Social Enterprise I:  HAL 309 @  2:30 p.m.
  • Social Enterprise II:  HAL 312 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Commercial Enterprise:  HAL 316 @ 2:30 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.