The International Startup Festival is coming to an elevator near you, next floor,
NEW YORK's One World Trade Center!
We are hosting elevator pitch competitions in the most impressive elevators in major cities around the world.
The all important one-minute elevator pitch is essential for entrepreneurs to master. Whether they are seeking investment, media attention, or customers they need a solid pitch that tells a compelling story. Our goal is to get entrepreneurs pitching, get them visibility, and have lots of fun in the process.
Aspiring entrepreneurs and startups will be provided a unique opportunity to pitch their business to investors while riding the tallest and most impressive elevators in the world.
The winners of each pitch contest will be announced during evening receptions. Their prize: An investment prize of up to $100,000 and free passes and paid travel to attend the International Startup Festival in Montreal, where winners from every city will compete for the world’s best elevator pitch.
Our Next City:
We will host the next stop of the Elevator World Tour at the One World Trade Center in New York and will actually be the first event held in the Tower!
12 judges will take turns (2 judges at a time) listening to 1-minute pitches. A total of 100 pitches will be done over a 2-hour period. One winning pitch will be selected and announced during the evening reception. A cocktail reception will be held at the top of the rock for all to participate in.
Bring Startup enthusiasts together
Help entrepreneurs hone their pitching skills
Offer visibility to both entrepreneurs and investors
Bring in local and national media to cover the Startup scene
Have a great time