LaunchNET 2018 Elevator Pitch | LaunchNET Kent State | Kent State University

LaunchNET 2018 Elevator Pitch

University Library
2nd floor


Imagine walking into an elevator and finding yourself face-to-face with a Venture Capitalist, CEO or hiring manager of your dream job. Do you have what it takes to pitch your business or professional skills before they reach their stop? Give it a shot in LaunchNET's annual Elevator Pitch competition--you will have 90 seconds to pitch while inside the elevator in the University Library, the tallest building in Portage county!


$1,000 in cash prizes for best business pitch and best personal pitch!

THAT'S NOT ALL! The audience will be voting for contestant superlatives (i.e. most creative or most environmentally friendly). Winners will receive a gift card to a local restaurant in Kent!

Those not competing can network and grab refreshments while exploring the professional job fair with services available such as LinkedIn profiles headshots and resume services.

Free food and refreshments will be provided.


There are several ways to participate:

  1. Entrepreneurs - jump into the competition and pitch your business idea.
  2. Students - pitch yourself as a career-ready candidate.
  3. Attendees - network, grab food, watch the pitches, and also attend the professional fair. 
  4. Student organizations and University departments - join the event by having a booth at the fair. Market your organization and offer a service that will help attendees in professional development.