Elevator Pitch Competition

Do you want to show off your speaking skills and/or power of persuasion?  Do you want to introduce an idea succinctly?  If yes, then show us your imagination and join us for the ASME Elevator Pitch Competition.

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about ASME E-Fests® in 2021.

ASME is excited to host an E-Fest Digital event on April 24, 2021.  E-Fest Digital will include career and professional development content, digital competitions (including the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, the Student Design Competition, the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Competition, the Oral Competition, the Elevator Pitch Competition and the Environmental Systems Engineering Division Competition) and much more!  Additional details will be available soon.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org.

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org and a digital calendar will be posted on http://efests.asme.org with lots of information.

All ASME conferences, meetings and events scheduled through December 2021 are being planned as virtual only, enabling everyone to enjoy the full benefits of participation via our virtual event solutions with no physical presence required. ASME will not have any physical or in-person events during this time but will continue to deliver the insights and expertise that our community depends upon.  For more information about ASME’s virtual approach to events and meetings, visit https://www.asme.org/anywhere.

Students are encouraged to download E-Fest competitions rules at https://efests.asme.org/competitions for our 2021 Digital events.

Additionally, ASME will be hosting a series of year-long digital events including a Student & Early Career Town Hall (Sept. 17, 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm EDT), E-Fest Careers 2020 (November 7), webinars and other competitions.  Please visit http://efests.asme.org  for more details.

What is the Elevator Pitch Competition?

To participate in the challenge, you must register through the regional E-Fest event website.  Registration will be available soon.

Review the full rules and guidelines, determine which E-Fest you are attending and then begin the preparations for your ‘pitch.’

An elevator pitch of 90 seconds or less is intended to “sell” your ideas and skillset to a potential employer, decision maker, or influencer. You only need to provide enough details during the presentation to entice your audience to meet with you again for a more detailed conversation. In other words, you want to compel the audience to bring you back for a further conversation.


2021 Elevator Pitch Competition Rules

Download the 2021 Elevator Pitch Competition Rules.

Download the 2021 Elevator Pitch Competition Judging Rubric.


If you have questions about the Elevator Pitch rules, email efests@asme.org