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

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Deja Au Vintage

Zoey W., Age 16

Baltimore, MD

Unique fashion through upcycling

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Hope Apparel

Jose G., Age 18

Hawthrone, CA

Apparel line featuring LA art.

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Bedazzle Badges

Valeria V., Age 15

Dallas, TX

Custom made lanyard badges

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Hidden Hollow

Katie O., Age 17

Reedley, CA

Hidden Hollow is an event location

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Crossroads Empowerment Services

Ajani Y., Age 13

Washington, DC

Stop bullying

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Trusol Art

Aquila B., Age 16

Charleston, SC

A hand-drawn portrait service.

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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.