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

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Teaching-Time

Muhand J., Age 17

Brooklyn, NY

Facial-Recognition Software for Teachers

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Cool Aid Crutch Wear

Aliyah W., Age 17

St. Louis, MO

(CIY) Custom Crutch Accessories

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BolaFilms

Akinbola R., Age 20

Atlanta, GA

Video Production Company

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Neckcessories

Juny N., Age 15

San Leandro, CA

Neckties with adjustable connector for quick dressing.

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Bedazzle Badges

Valeria V., Age 15

Dallas, TX

Custom made lanyard badges

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DNA Puppets

Angel G. & Destiny C., Age 17

Chicago, IL

Customized children's puppet shows

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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.