About the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC)
Sponsored by local coffee shop Beans on Broad
The Grove City College Elevator Pitch Competition affords all students the opportunity to pitch their new venture ideas to a panel of judges, offering cash prizes in two categories – Commercial Enterprise and Social Enterprise. 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. It is free to enter the competition. The “elevator” pitch is a frequently used term, which literally means “tell me about your new venture within the time it would take to ride up an elevator.” The goal of the Elevator Pitch Competition is to teach students to communicate effectively and allow their charisma and positive characteristics to shine through in just a short pitch. The Elevator Pitch Competition demonstrates the networking and presentation skills essential to any entrepreneur or business professional. Please note that ideas may be at any stage of development from creation of concepts or ideas to an established venture.
Who Should Participate?
- The Grove City College Elevator Pitch Competition is currently open only to Grove City College students.
- GCC students interested in enhancing their presentation skills
- GCC students who want to explore the idea of starting a new venture
- GCC students planning to participate in the Business Plan Competition
- This is your chance to showcase your talents and passion for changing the world through entrepreneurship + innovation.
- It’s an opportunity to present your commercial or social idea in a positive atmosphere.
- Why not receive recognition for the merits of the presentation of your idea with the possibility of cash awards?
Congratulations to our 2019 EPC Winners!
1st – Audisense, Gabriella Yonkers ’20 (Communications + Visual Arts Major)
2nd – InCase Alex Minotte ’23 (Political Science Major)
3rd – Gecko Sheets, Karsten Lagerquist ’22 (Finance Major)
4th – Easy Tie, Matthew Williams ’23 (Business Analysis Major)
5th – Muse, Laura Mosley ’22 (Communication Studies + Management Major)
1st – FlyMarlee, Peyton Brogran ’22 (Entrepreneurship Major)
2nd – ClayMotion, Meredith Basham ’23 (Marketing Major)
3rd – NGO Source, Nathan Warrick ’22 (Entrepreneurship Major)
Grove City Foundation Social Impact Prize:
Quick Tips, Olivia Whiteman ’23 (Entrepreneurship Major)
Missed it? Watch every one of our fantastic student pitches right here!
SOCIAL + COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE PRIZES
Brittany Hampe ’09
Real Estate Investor
Drew McCandless ’84
Retired, President and GM, The Sherwin-Williams Company
Owner, Beans on Broad
Manager, Olde Town Grove City
GROVE CITY FOUNDATION SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
Counseling and Education Professional Board Member, The Grove City Foundation
2019 Commercial Enterprise:
2019 Social Enterprise:
New in 2019! Grove City Foundation Social Impact Prize ($250) awarded to a Social Enterprise by the Grove City Foundation.