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?

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June 8 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
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SBIR Connect-Lexington
June 13 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
June 26 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting September 2017.

SBIR Connect-Lexington
July 11 - Tuesday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
Chatham's Restaurant, 496 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507

SBIR Connect-Louisville
July 13 - Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM ET
August  Moon Bistro, 2269 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206

SBIR/STTR PZ and DZ Deadline
July 24 - Monday 10:00 AM ET
Application deadline to KSEF, for Federal due dates starting October 2017.

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.

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.