Media Department: Stephanie Kloss
Phone: (802) 578-5413
Every year Champlain College's Build Your Own Business (BYOBiz) Program, Career Collaborative, the Center for Service & Civic Engagement, and the Office of Advancement collaborate to present the annual Elevator Pitch Competition. The contest requires participating students to give their 90-second pitch to an executive as they ride together in a fictional elevator. There are three categories of competition:
Since 2007, the Elevator Pitch has provided students with the opportunity to learn and practice their communication, business, and entrepreneurial skills in a simulated environment.
The 2016 Finals will be held Tuesday, March 1 beginning at 8 p.m. in Champlain's Alumni Auditorium on March 1. The event is free and open to the public. The audience will also have a say in choosing the People's Choice winner.
This year's Champlain College student competitors are:
Social Advocates/Non Profit
The 2016 Judging Panel includes:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.