Pitch It (Schools)

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Make your pitch happen!

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On the run up to Elevator’s 'Making it Happen' Conferences on the 3rd November 2017, Elevator, Developing Young Workforce (DYW) and Business Gateway are hosting a video pitch competition, with a cash prize of £1,000.

‘Making Your Pitch HAPPEN’ invites any primary or secondary school pupils in Aberdeen city or shire to submit a 60-second video pitch to be considered.

The competition is open to a school/team/individual with an idea to help their school to get young people prepared for the world of work.

School pupils are to come up with new ideas to ensure all young people have equal access to work-related knowledge that will guide and prepare them for the next stage of their lives. This could be setting up a business within a school, a series of events for pupils or any other innovative idea our young people in the North East come up with.

Team Elevator and DYW judges will select the top 5 pitches from those submitted.  

At the Elevator Conference 2017, we will invite these top 5 pitches to pitch live for 2 minutes on stage in front of 440 people, and a panel of judges who will decide the ultimate pitching winner.  

The 5 finalists are competing to win a cash prize of £1,000 to help bring their idea a reality within their school to get young people prepared for the world of work.

Please apply below or check out our Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

You will need:

  1. To record a 60-second video pitch.
  2. To upload this to Vimeo or YouTube. 
  3. Submit the link and your details below. (All video applications must be sent by 5 PM on Wednesday, 25th October.)
  4. Cross your fingers and hope you make the top 5 pitches.