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.

2018 Application is now closed. 

1. Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 11th at 11:59pm

2. Sunday, October 14th at least one of your team members must be available to give a 60 second pitch to the screening judges. 

3. Saturday, October 20th Finalists from the screening round will be notified via the email.

4. Thursday, November 1st will be the finals event at 6:30pm in the Heights Room. 

Over $1,500 in funding will be awarded, with $500 for first place.
The categories are:
1. First Place
2. Second Place
3. Third Place
4. Crowd Favorite

Elevator Pitch Competition

Ready. Set. PITCH!

60 seconds. 15 teams. $1500 in awards.


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 $15,000, runner-up will receive $7,500 and social impact will receive $7,000.  Many participants have gone on to leverage their ideas and learning to launch and grow real businesses. 


Winners 2016

Application is closed.

2019 Strakosch Venture Competition