Drexel LeBow MBA Student to Compete in National Elevator Competition

Story Highlights

  • LeBow student Rob Falcone is a finalist in Wake Forest's Elevator Competition.

  • Falcone will board an elevator and make his pitch to judges during the 2 minute ride, as part of the March 25-26 event to be held in Winsten-Salem, N.C.

  • Judges, which include venture capitalists, will look for pitches that are concise and engaging.

Drexel LeBow MBA student Rob Falcone is a finalist in Wake Forest’s Elevator Competition. This unique event is not just an “Elevator Competition” in terms of lingo; Falcone will literally board an elevator and make his pitch to judges – some of whom are venture capitalists – during the 2 minute ride.

At the March 25-26 event to be held in Winsten-Salem, N.C., judges will look for pitches that are engaging and concise, and students who are prepared to field questions well.

First held in 2000, the Elevator Competition was designed for students from schools across the globe to test their skills at making the perfect elevator pitch. Students who make the final round of the competition will have to opportunity to make a formal boardroom presentation as well.

Falcone was quoted in a Forbes magazine article last summer (http://bit.ly/ceUvMv) about DreamIt Ventures, a seed fund firm that he is working with to develop his new business venture, Campus Sponsorship (www.campussponsorship.com).