Elevator Pitch Contest

Thirty-three established and aspiring entrepreneurs competed at the twelfth annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest to a packed audience on Nov. 1, 2017, with the top presenters sharing $1,000 in cash prizes.

Competitors had 90 seconds to present their business idea to a panel of expert judges, who then provided constructive feedback. Here's what they pitched.

The following judged the pitches:

  • David Bedard, President, CompNet Insurance Solutions
  • Jim Grace, President and CEO, InsureMyTrip
  • Brent Oullette, VP of Vendor Relations, Envision Technology Advisors
  • Cynthia ReedExecutive Coach, International Center For Executive Options
  • Barbara Schoenfeld, Managing Director, Saffron, LLC
  • Dan SullivanSenior Account Executive, Salesforce