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phone: (208) 885-7151
fax: (208) 885-5087
Mike McCollough, Ph.D.
Director of VIEW
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161

Guidelines, Rules and Regulations

  • Because of the format it is not expected that you will have visual aids.
  • Students competing only in the reception elevator must submit a Notice of Intent to compete in the elevator pitch by no later than Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM, via the VIEW website. 
  • The elevator pitch reception will start at 4:45 PM in the Albertson Building, Room 102, where ground rules will be reviewed. Immediately afterwards we will adjourn to the Albertson Building atrium where the reception will begin. All team members should attend and should plan on finding the judges, introducing themselves, and making their pitch.
  • Judges will indicate interest via a business card, which they will use to score the teams pitch.
  • The winning teams will be judged by the total number of cards they have, with additional weighting given to the judges scores.
  • The award ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the reception at 6:30 pm in Albertson 102. Cash awards will be given to the winning teams and the judges will reserve the right to specify the cash amount to the winning teams. In total, there will be up to $2,000 in cash prize money. However, the judges may choose not to distribute the entire amount depending on the number and quality of pitches. Teams are required to be present to win.
  • Different members of the same team may approach the same judge.
  • Team members should remember that the time of the judges is limited. Likewise, teams will want to pitch as many judges as possible during the reception.
  • The competition is open to all University of Idaho students, undergraduate or graduate from any college.  Students may compete individually or in teams.