Pitch It! Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

by Jim on April 16, 2011

Have a Great Business Idea?

The Business & Entrepreneurship Center at MiraCosta College (in Southern California) is hosting an elevator pitch contest, where college students, or anyone 27 or under, can try to convince a panel of ”Angel Investors” that they have the best business idea, all in less than 3 minutes.
  8 finalists will be chosen.
Registration Deadline is Midnight, April 22nd, 2011.
Pitch It! Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP)

Click here to learn more:  

Grand Prize is an Apple iPad2

Want to Watch? Come by and join our audience for free, plus you can vote for your favorite elevator pitch live.

Top 3 Reasons to Apply to Pitch It!

1. You’ll gain great practice in pitching to potential investors.

2. You’ll experience firsthand “Shark Tank” meets American Idol.

3. (Possibly the most fun reason) You might win an Apple iPad2

So click over to this link here and fill out your application.

shamtest May 14, 2011 at 2:44 am

I can’t seem to fully load this post from my smartphone!!!

James Hayes May 15, 2011 at 11:30 am


Our very first ever Pitch It! competition went extremely well, thank you for the help in spreading the word and in judging. Hopefully, you enjoyed the competition and the business ideas that were pitched on Friday. Let me know if you would like the complete list of winners and their contact info.

Again, thank you for all of your help.

James Hayes
Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
Business & Entrepreneurship Center – MiraCosta College

socalbuzz May 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm


I did enjoy being a judge for the program. I don’t think I heard a bad idea from the group. For most, it was their first time presenting their ideas to people that are not close friends. That is a tough job and they all handled the nerves well.

I also liked the enthusiasm of the presenters. There was lots of energy, and yet, they didn’t get lost in their presentations or go off on a topic that made them miss their time limit.

Great idea, great coaching of the presenters, and a worthwhile use of my time.

Kudos to you and your team.


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