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

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Crazy 4 Bows Bowtique

Giselle G., Age 15

Miami, FL

Customizable hair bows for you!

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Bullseye Web Designs

Evan K., Age 16

Charleston, SC

Website and Graphic Design Services

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Hidden Hollow

Katie O., Age 17

Reedley, CA

Hidden Hollow is an event location

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Meg's Photo Booth

Megan B., Age 17

Moon Township, PA

Custom Artistic Photography

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Crossroads Empowerment Services

Ajani Y., Age 13

Washington, DC

Stop bullying

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Piñata Time

Vanesa G., Age 17

Cleveland, OH

Makes and sells piñata kits

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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.