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

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The Audible

Dagim G., Age 17

Alexandria, VA

Community of young sports fans

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Teaching-Time

Muhand J., Age 17

Brooklyn, NY

Facial-Recognition Software for Teachers

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Quik Squeeze

Tiara G., Age 17

St. Louis, MO

New efficient water bottle

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Bedazzle Badges

Valeria V., Age 15

Dallas, TX

Custom made lanyard badges

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EHFAR Films

Laura M., Age 18

Warwick, RI

Promotional video production

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T & J Soccer

Jesus F. & Toheeb O., Age 17

South Holland, IL

Soccer socks with shin guard pocket

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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.