Congratulations to Aliyah W, winner of the 2013 Elevator Pitch Challenge

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Martin's Custom Glass Design

Drew M., Age 16

Newark, DE

Stained glass designs for homes

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Acute Angles

Taja F., Age 18

Aliquippa, PA

Custom Souvenir Photography

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Neckcessories

Juny N., Age 15

San Leandro, CA

Neckties with adjustable connector for quick dressing.

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Trusol Art

Aquila B., Age 16

Charleston, SC

A hand-drawn portrait service.

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Total Carpentry Design

Gustavo F., Age

Garden City, KS

Custom built hard wood furniture

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E-Karta

Georgia K, Age 16

New Bedford, MA

Personal Electronic Receipt Card

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Aliyah W. had the most unique votes on September 30! She will be getting a giftcard from a NFTE sponsor!

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What is an elevator pitch?

An "elevator pitch" is a carefully crafted message designed to explain a business to a potential investor. The catch — it must be given in the time that it takes to ride up an elevator.

Elevator Pitch Challenge

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship gives high school and middle school students the opportunity to take a sixty second idea, and turn it into an actual business. Each nominee here is either the owner or co-owner of his or her business.


All elevator pitch participants are also competing in the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by MasterCard Worldwide on October 3, 2013 in New York City.