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The RBC Student Pitch Competition is a takeoff of the elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is designed to give a concise overview of a product, service, or idea taking no longer than the duration of an elevator ride.

The next RBC Student Pitch Competition will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The application deadline is 11:30 p.m. on March 16.

The finalists for the SPC will have three minutes to pitch their idea to a panel of judges - vying for cash prizes. 

Register now

You'll need to submit an executive summary (max. 600 words) as part of the registration, by the March 11 deadline. We recommend typing this up and sending an e-mail to our student coordinators at samson.okpara@unb.ca and olubukola.abiola@unb.ca.

The RBC Student Pitch Competition is an ideal setting to receive candid feedback from judges, network with the business community, and brush up on presenting your business case in a succinct and compelling way. 

Eligibility

The competition is open to any UNB student with an interest in driving technological or social innovation to better the world in which we live.

Entries may be submitted by individuals or by groups of up to 4.

Submission and selection process

Early registration deadline | Feb. 21 at 12 p.m: Register early and you'll get a chance to refine your pitch before the competition with one-on-one coaching by professionals. 

Registration deadline | March 12 at 11:30 p.m: Register online

March 20: Finalists will be announced.

March 31: Student Pitch Competition.

An elevator pitch is designed to give a concise overview of a product, service, or idea taking no longer than the duration of an elevator ride. 

Judging criteria

Finalists will be selected from executive summaries based on:

  • Innovation impact, viability, and sustainability of idea
  • Persuasiveness of summary
  • Effectiveness of summary

Pitch winners will be selected based on:

  • Innovation impact, viability, and sustainability of idea
  • Presentation enthusiasm and effectiveness of pitch
  • Level of engagement during the pitch and Q&A

For more information contact tme@unb.ca.