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2016 National Bank Elevator Pitch Competition

November 15, 2016

Deadline to apply is November 3, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

Competition Categories (2 Options):


VALIDATION COMPETITION (5 CONTESTANTS TOTAL) – Prize: $1000

This category is designed to encourage and reward early business ideations and business models necessary to build a successful foundation for a new venture in need of validation. Applicants must still be at the idea stage and cannot have any realized traction to date such as:

  • Funding.
  • Sales.
  • Prototype finalized.
  • Strategic partners established.
  • Acceptance into an accelerator or incubator program.

Apply now for the Validation Competition


TRACTION COMPETITION (5 CONTESTANTS TOTAL) – Prize: $5,000

This category is designed for applicants whose business is further along the entrepreneurial path with achieved milestones and will compete on the bases of an executive summary and pitch. Applicants in this category already has some realized form of traction with their business such as:

  • Validation completed; customer feedback.
  • Prototype finalized/website operational.
  • Early sales or beta clients.
  • Strategic partners established.
  • Acceptance to compete in other business competitions.
  • Acceptance into an accelerator or incubator program.

Apply now for the Traction Competition


You will be notified by email if chosen to be in this year’s competition on November 6, 2017.

Thank you for applying and best of luck!