GCC Business Majors Sweep Elevator Pitch Competition

Friday, November 11, 2016

A brave and talented group of students from Professor Luglio and Professor Louise Brown's Entrepreneurship classes attended  the recent Business Elevator Pitch Competition held on November 9 at the University of Bridgeport. There were about 20 competitors from community colleges around the state.

Participants were expected to pitch and summarize the key points of their businesses in an engaging sixty-second presentation to a panel of judges from the University, including the Dean of the School of Business.  Students then fielded detailed questions about their businesses.

Gateway Community College students stood out in the competition with the following winners:Gateway-Pitch-Winners-2016.jpg
2nd Place:     Cristal Coleman, Back Row 3rd from left
3rd Place:      Derrick Russo, Back Row, 3rd from Right
Honorable Mention:  Dominica Young, Back Row 2nd from left
Honorable Mention:  Matthew Pfiester, Back Row, 2nd from Right

The Elevator Pitch Competition is sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Foundation, headed by visiting professor, Mike Roer whose expertise in in the venture capital and business start-up industries benefits students across the state.