Elevator Pitch Competition

About The Competition

Each year, NFTE gives top entrepreneurship students from across the nation their first big break: 60 seconds to sell their idea to the world, in an online elevator pitch.

The nominee who earns the most unique votes from the general public receives an award of $2,500 toward advancing their education or getting their business off the ground. The winner and two runners-up are announced at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in October in New York City.





2017 Competition

Meet the winners:

First Place

Alexander Honeycutt & Bradley Salvador
String Box: A storage/travel box for guitar strings.

Runner Up

Johnathan LeGrant & Steloni Mason
Paws n Found: An online community returning lost pets to their owners, by connecting shelters with pet-owners.

Runner Up

Ashley Bellinger
Amber Ash: A t-shirt company communicating that it is okay, and just as beautiful, to look different from others.


Thanks to all who participated in the vote!