Each year, NFTE gives our most biz-savvy students from around the country their first big break: 60 seconds to sell their idea to the world, in an online “elevator pitch.” Vote for your favorite idea below!

The nominee who earns the most unique votes from the general public received an award of $2,500 toward advancing their education or getting their business off the ground. The winner and two runners-up were announced at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 6, 2016 in New York City.


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More about the Elevator Pitch Challenge


The 2016 competition is over.  Here are some links to the top three pitch videos:


Winner:  FixYoKicks

Runner Up: Soft Catch

Runner Up: Hermes Route


And a few of our personal favorites:

Underdog Comics

Shutter Up Photography

Girls Coloring for Change