Elevator Pitch Contest


An elevator pitch is a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. As competition for research and investment funds increases, young scientists will need to effectively articulate their idea and do so in a manner that is persuasive and precise.

At the Micronutrient Forum 2016, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, 24-28 October 2016; Sight and Life is organizing an elevator pitch contest on disruptive ideas to stimulate interest and dialogue, especially among students, on micronutrient innovation and entrepreneurship.


15 July (13:00 hrs CEST): Complete and submit the entry form below

10 August: Five to seven names of the innovators will be announced

24-28 October: Selected innovators will present their ideas to a panel of experts and the audience in five minutes. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. The top three ideas selected by the jury will receive a cash award up to US$2000 and an opportunity to present their idea in a true "elevator ride" style in one minute to the entire audience at the Micronutrient Forum.