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

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Vera Natural

Melissa V., Age 17

Queens, NY

Homemade Organic Hand & Body Creams

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Chameleon Covers

Nicole M. & Melanie W., Age 16 & 17

White Plains, NY

Customizable covers for canes, crutches & wheelchairs

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Cakesby14

Jushawn C., Age 18

Atlanta, GA

Cakesby14 is a custom cake business.

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Neckcessories

Juny N., Age 15

San Leandro, CA

Neckties with adjustable connector for quick dressing.

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Bullseye Web Designs

Evan K., Age 16

Charleston, SC

Website and Graphic Design Services

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Deja Au Vintage

Zoey W., Age 16

Baltimore, MD

Unique fashion through upcycling

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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.