Fifth Annual FlashPitch Competition

FlashPitch Flyer

The Graduate College is hosting its fifth FlashPitch competition – a 90-second elevator pitch competition for graduate students. Participants will gain experience in:

  • Presenting your research to an interdisciplinary audience.
  • Developing critical elevator pitch skills in order to clearly communicate your research in networking situations, at conferences and in the job market.
  • Delivering a pitch on your research agenda, research interests or a specific research project.

In addition to gaining valuable experience, graduate students will be competing for cash prizes!

First Place: $400
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
People’s Choice: $150


Congratulations to the Spring 2024 award recipients!

First Place: Shayna Morrison, Sociology and Criminology

Second Place: Ayusha Paul, Physics

Third Place: Aiswarya Mukundan Nair, Biological Sciences


2024 FlashPitch Finalists


Preparing your FlashPitch Workshop

Students can make a pitch meeting appointment with LaunchNet to discuss and receive feedback on their pitch for the competition in addition to viewing this handout on crafting an elevator pitch.