Sales & Negotiations: Elevator Pitch Competition

SNC Elevator Pitch Competition

Annual Indiana State Elevator Pitch Competition

The ISU Sales & Negotiations Center's Elevator Competition is for ALL ISU students.

Competition Benefits

By taking part in the competition you will participate in:

  • Professional Development
  • Scholarships
  • Resume Building
  • Network with Employers

Spring 2023 Elevator Pitch Competition

A series of Meis Center Workshops will help prepare you for the competition

Before coming to the workshop, you must:

For admission into the MEIS event, be prepared to share:

  • Student ID Card
  • Outline of your Elevator Pitch

During the workshop, you are expected to:

  • Discuss ways to improve pitch
  • Practice your elevator pitch
  • Determine how to use your pitch to prepare for interviews

Prompt: In one minute or less, tell us about a time when you have had to correct one of your teachers or superiors when they were wrong? How did you approach that situation?

After the workshop you are expected to submit your elevator pitch recording to the ISU Elevator Pitch Competition Folder

Use this Scoring Sheet.

Dates Presented:

  • Monday, March 13 @ 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 15 @ 12:00pm - Zoom
  • Thursday, March 16 @ 11:00am

The Final

  • The Spring 2023 Elevator Pitch Competition Final will take place on Friday, April 14 at 12:00pm in the Garden Level of Federal Hall


  • 1st place - $500
  • 2nd place - $250
  • 3rd place - $100

Fall 2022 Elevator Pitch Competition

The Sales and Negotiations Center's Fall 2022 Elevator Sales Pitch Competition took place on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Congratulations to winner Connor Lash and to Kate Gauer, Annika Ehrlich, and Ashlyn Halstead who all tied for second place and Julia Sonntag who came in third! We are proud of the efforts and time they put into the competition! ;Each of our finalists earned a scholarship for their hard work and competition.

We want to extend a special thank you to everyone that helped with this competition, especially our ten amazing judges. Thank you to our amazing friends from Enterprise, State Farm, Midwest Communications, Inc., Cintas, Harba Solutions Inc., Federated Insurance, Joink, Johnson Brothers, Stevens Enterprises, and Sherwin-Williams!!! These events wouldn't be possible without your continued support of our program and our students.

SNC Fall 2022 Elevator Pitch Competition winners

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Spring 2022 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners

The winner of the 2022 Elevator Pitch Competition that took place on Friday, April 15, 2022, was Kimmie Collins. Runner ups were Kate Gauer, Rachel Hildebrand, and Brady Fentress.

Elevator Pitch Competition Winners, Spring 2022

2022 Elevator Pitch Competition winner Kimmie Collins. Runner ups were Kate Gauer, Rachel Hildebrand, and Brady Fentress.

Previous Competitions

Fall 2021

The Elevator Sales Pitch Competition finals took place on November 12, and huge congratulations to Kearsten Peters for being our 2021 Elevator Sales Pitch Competition Winner! We are so proud of her and her efforts. This accomplishment is even more impressive when taken into account that she was last year's winner as well, with a completely different panel of judges!

We also want to shout out and congratulate our runner ups in this competition. Congrats Annika Ehrlich, Natalie Mauk, Lauren Hemmen, and Kimmie Collins! Thank you so much for your participation. We are so proud of all of you for competing and putting in the effort to make it this far.

SNC Elevator Speech Winners, fall 2021

We want to extend a special thank you to everyone that helped with this competition, especially our nine amazing judges from our past coffee corner sessions. Thank you Jim Havrilla, CSS (Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits), Tiburcio Martinez (Cintas), Jessica Newman (Enterprise), Brad Perraut (Sherwin-Williams), Dustin Schulte (Sherwin-Williams), TJ Hutchinson, MBA (United Rentals), Dave Wisniewski (Midwest Communications, Inc.), Ted Krischak (McGraw Hill), and JD Pizzola (State Farm ®).

Spring 2021

Congratulations to Kearsten Peters for winning the Spring 2021 Elevator Pitch Competition held on April 23, 2021. In second place was Juan Tirado. Tied for third place were Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz. Congratulations to all our finalists! The semifinalists also included Aja Davis, Carol Schumacher, Gabriele Burkhart, and Shana Noblitt.

Thank you to all 68 participants who submitted videos to the qualifier round in March. We had great talent on display during the competition.

Kearsten Peters, Juan Tirado, Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz

Kearsten Peters, Juan Tirado, Kimberly Collins and Trevor Revesz

Spring 2020

Congratulations to Sarah Padan for winning the Spring 2020 Indiana State University Elevator Pitch Competition as well as Sarah Alzahrani, Hannah Southwood, and Kelsey Graman, our top 4 finalists!

Spring 2020 SNC Elevator Pitch Winners

Download the flyer for this competition

Fall 2019

The Elevator Pitch Competitions are as popular as ever. Finalist Day was held on Friday, November 15, 2019. The day began with the Quarter Finalists invited to participate from the first round which included over 65 video submissions where students answered what their ideal job is and why. The students were invited to enjoy lunch and network with sales professionals prior to beginning the competition. Round 3 consisted of the top 8 finalists and then round 4 consisted of the finalists.

Thank you to the following for serving as judges for this competition and sharing your insights with our students: State Farm, Sherwin-Williams, Cintas, and Midwest Communications. Congratulations to our finalists!

Winner: Hannah Davis

1st Runner-Up: Sarah Alzahrani

2nd Runner-Up: Colton Angel & Samantha Weirsum (Tie)

SNC Elevator Pitch Competition, November 15, 2019

Winner of the Elevator Pitch Competition, Hannah Davis, with the competition judges

SNC Elevator Pitch Competition, November 15, 2019

The Elevator Pitch Competition Quarter Finalists

Spring 2019

The Sales and Negotiations Center's 2019 Annual Elevator Pitch Competition took place on Friday, April 12, 2019. Congratulations to the winners: 1st Place - Rebecca Eckstein; 2nd Place - Allison Crick; and 3rd Place - Rebecca Howe. Photo Gallery

2019 SNC Elevator Pitch Competition


Madison Shaffer, Allison Crick, and Emily Conrad for taking the first, second and third places in the Sales and Negotiations Center’s 2nd Annual Elevator Pitch Competition that was held on April 6. Photo Gallery

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