Elevator Pitch

ASSIGNMENT

Write an elevator pitch for a potential SBIR proposal.

DIRECTIONS AND FORMATTING

  • One page maximum – one inch margins, Calibri 11 font or comparable
  • One paragraph per question (below), five paragraphs total, maximum 150 words per paragraph
  • Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10:00 AM on the day of your pitch
  • Stand-up presentation, maximum ten minutes (no projector)

QUESTIONS

  1. What is the need (problem) that exists out in the marketplace (or in the real world)?
  2. Who has this need (the customer)?
  3. What innovation (product) are you developing that will satisfy this need and what makes your innovation special?
  4. What will be the benefit (value proposition) to the customer from purchasing the product?
  5. What research (in the SBIR project) do you need to conduct, in order to realize your innovation?

News and Events

SBIR/STTR INTENSIVE WRITING CLINIC
August 1 and 2, 2017 - Tuesday and Wednesday
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SBIR Connect-Lexington
August 8 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
August 10 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
August 28 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting November 2017.
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SBIR/STTR PHASE I WORKSHOP
August 29 - Tuesday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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SBIR Connect-Lexington
September 12 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
September 14 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
September 25 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting December 2017.

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
October 30 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting January 2018.

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
November 27 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting February and March 2018.
(There are no KSEF reviews in December.)