Bulldog B.I.T.E. (Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs)
A “Business Idea” Contest
With the financial and professional support of alumni Doug and Diane Villhard and Mastercard, Truman State University is hosting an elevator pitch competition during the 2017 spring semester.
What is an elevator pitch?
An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service, or project in a short period of time, typically from thirty seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer. A good pitch highlights the key aspects of the concept.
The competition is open to any Truman student or team of Truman students (up to three members) enrolled during the 2017 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the competition. Participants may pitch a product, service idea, or solution to a problem facing humanity.
Six finalists will be selected for the live pitch. Mastercard will present Mastercard debit cards to the top three finalists in the following amounts:
|First Prize Award:||$3,000|
|Second Prize Award:||$2,000|
|Third Prize Award:||$1,000|