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Elevator pitch competition rises to new heights

October 8, 2015 — 

Thirty student entrepreneurs will face a daunting challenge at an elevator pitch competition taking place Friday, October 9.

Hosted by CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization) Manitoba, an entrepreneurial student group at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business, the (REAL) Elevator Pitch Competition will place competitors in an actual elevator at Richardson Centre in downtown Winnipeg.

Each competitor will have just under 60 seconds to convince two judges to invest in an original business idea as they hurtle from the 27th floor to the lobby and back.

What: REAL) Elevator Pitch Competition
When: Friday, October 9,2015, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: 27th Floor, Richardson Centre, 1 Lombard Place

“Usually the term ‘elevator pitch’ is a metaphor for a quick opportunity to get someone interested in an idea,” explains CEO Manitoba president Liam MacCormack. “We thought we’d take the concept literally and create a more exciting challenge for participants. One minute is not a lot of time, but it’s often all you have when you’re talking to potential customers or investors.”

Three winners will received an all-expenses-paid trip in November to the CEO National Conference in Kansas City, MI. Judging Friday’s event will be Martin Cash, business columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press, and an executive from Richardson International.


For more information, contact:

Lena Onashko
Vice President of Marketing, CEO Manitoba
(204) 333-9344
onashkolena [at] gmail [dot] com

Liam MacCormack
President, CEO Manitoba
(807) 466-1625


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