Elevator Pitch Competition

Got an idea that will rock the world? Here’s your chance to get the coin to get started! Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Facebook – they were all founded by students. BC alumni have consistently been involved in high-impact ventures ranging from the founding of Netscape to the creation of the iPod.

At the Elevator Pitch Competition each team will prepare a 60 second pitch for their business idea and will present it in front of a panel of experienced entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists, who will determine the best pitches. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. It’s just as easy, and fun, as it sounds.

2019 Eleavtor Pitch Competition Winners:
1st Place: EmployMint, Jacob Small, CSOM '20
2nd Place: Sucker Punch, Meghan Schlageter, MCAS '22
3rd Place: Palette, Zier Wang, MCAS '21
Crowd Favorite: Mac Daddy, Linda Chen, MCAS '20


Strakosch Venture Competition 

The Strakosch Venture Competition is a university-wide business plan competition designed to promote and support entrepreneurship at Boston College. With mentoring from experienced alumni and faculty, students develop and implement the skills necessary to start successful businesses. Several sessions throughout the year offer additional coaching and advice from entrepreneurs, law partners, venture capitalists, and other executives.

Business plans are submitted for judging and finalists are chosen to present their plans to a panel of judges consisting of executives and entrepreneurial experts. Team funding will be awarded - winner will receive $7,500, runner-up will receive $5,000, third place will receive $2000 and crowd favorite will receive $500.  Many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses. 

2020 Winners


Cambridge Biomedical Analytics, Brendan Guerin '20

  • Cambridge Biomedical Review (“CBR”) is a platform for autonomous, data-driven biomedical investment research.

Second Place:

Phoebe Jon, Manyqui Wang '20

  • A female workwear brand supporting body diversity.

Third Place:

Digi, Owen Landefeld '21, Phillip Hui-Bon-Hoa '21

  • Digi hosts live digital experiences with professional chefs, bakers, and bartenders.

Click here to view the announcement of the 2020 Winners.


Elevator Pitch Competition

Ready. Set. PITCH!

60 seconds. 15 teams. $1500 in awards.