Bulldog B.I.T.E.

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Bulldog B.I.T.E.
Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs

An Elevator Pitch Competition for Truman Students

With the financial and professional support of alumni Doug and Diane Villhard, Truman State University is hosting the Bulldog B.I.T.E  elevator pitch competition during the 2018 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.

Who can participate

The competition is open to any Truman student or team of Truman students (up to three members) enrolled during the 2018 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. See Rules and Competition Format for more details.

Rules & Competition Format


1st Place:   $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place:  $1,000

For More Info

Email Anastasia Tiedemann, atiedemann@kirksvillecity.com or Dr. Debra Kerby, dkerby@truman.edu

Bulldog BITE 2017 Winner

2017 First-Place Winner

William Fries (left) accepts the first-place $3,000 award for the 2017 Bulldog B.I.T.E. competition from Amanda Gioia of Mastercard and Doug Villhard of Villhard Growth Partners.

View all winners of the Bulldog B.I.T.E. Elevator Pitch Competition»