The Elevator Pitch Competition

THE ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION hosted by   American Express Logo

UPDATE: The Contest is no closed
See 2009 entries here.

Got a big idea? Then why are you keeping it to yourself?
Pitch your big idea on video (under two minutes, please) and send it to us. We’ll stream the 20 best videos and allow you to vote for your favorites.


The top 10 registered finalists will be invited to the Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo where they will pitch their idea to a venture capitalist, a BE 100s executive, a BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine editor, and a live audience. No business plan, no PowerPoint presentation, just you and your idea.

The entrepreneur who rates highest with our panel of judges will win a power package of products and services, courtesy of our event sponsors, that will help turn that big idea into a reality.

Click here to see this year’s Elevator Pitch entrants.

Check out some of last year’s entrants »

See the offical rules »


The deadline to register for the contest has been extended to Friday, April 10!

To enter the competition, please use our video upload tool. Submissions will not be returned.

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