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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Cool Aid Crutch Wear

Aliyah W., Age 17

St. Louis, MO

(CIY) Custom Crutch Accessories

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Acute Angles

Taja F., Age 18

Aliquippa, PA

Custom Souvenir Photography

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E-Karta

Georgia K, Age 16

New Bedford, MA

Personal Electronic Receipt Card

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Cakesby14

Jushawn C., Age 18

Atlanta, GA

Cakesby14 is a custom cake business.

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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.