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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Crossroads Empowerment Services

Ajani Y., Age 13

Washington, DC

Stop bullying

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Cool Sleeve

Antonia C., Age 18

Los Angeles, CA

Heat resistant sleeve for waiters.

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E-Karta

Georgia K, Age 16

New Bedford, MA

Personal Electronic Receipt Card

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Quik Squeeze

Tiara G., Age 17

St. Louis, MO

New efficient water bottle

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BolaFilms

Akinbola R., Age 20

Atlanta, GA

Video Production Company

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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.