Wake Forest Elevator Competition 2011


Intent to Compete Deadline



Competition Organizer

Wake Forest University Schools of Business

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Undergraduate - All U.S.
Who's Eligible

Each team may have up to four participants, with at least one participant who must be a degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a college or university. Teams competing in the Social Competition track must have a socially conscious business idea. 

Important Dates

Intent to Compete forms are due on January 20, 2011. Four-page executive summaries are due on February 15, 2011. The final elevator competition will take place on March 25 & 26, 2011 in Winston-Salem, NC.

Competition Prizes

$40,000 in cash will be awarded to Grand Prize Winners.

Other Info

Up to two team members present to venture capitalist judges during a two-minute elevator ride. If selected as a finalist, the team will then provide a full 20-minute presentation on the business plan.

There are two tracks of the elevator competition - the Traditional Competition and the Social Competition.