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 hosts an annual Bulldog B.I.T.E elevator pitch competition during the spring semester. This competition gives participants an opportunity to pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept. Judges selected six teams to attend a live pitch competition to present their concept to a panel of judges. The top three finalists receive seed money to pursue their ideas.
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.
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.