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Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch


Do you have an idea for the next big thing?
Enter the IQ E-Pitch for a shot at $5,000 in prizes!

President Ono with Students
2016 People's Choice Winners
CEC Executive Director with Students

Have you ever thought about a new, innovative idea for a product, service or social enterprise? Do you believe it could be the basis for a successful new start-up?

Then join us for the University of Cincinnati Innovation Quest Elevator Pitch Competition!

  • Who: The event is open to ALL UC students; Free admission for all visitors and participants!
  • What: A $5,000 competition open to all UC students willing to share an idea.
  • When: Thursday, April 5, 2018 5-9 pm
  • Where: University of Cincinnati, Recreation Center
  • Registration Deadline: March 29, 2018


Come pitch your innovative idea for a chance to win $1,000, $750, $500 for both grad and undergrad categories with $500 for social enterprise.

  • Inventors and entrepreneurs of all kinds commonly have to request support from investors to raise capital in order to commercialize their ideas and launch start-up ventures.

  • Busy investors don’t have much time to listen. Often you need to be able to request their support in 60-90 seconds, the length of one elevator ride. This “elevator pitch” competition simulates this business reality.
IQ EPitch Team
IQ EPitch Team