Resources for Competing Teams

Entrepreneurship 101: How to come up with and develop an idea

Elevator Pitch - How to make a good elevator pitch

Elevator Pitch 101
The Perfect (Elevator) Pitch
CBC’s Business Reality Series on the Elevator Pitch
Key Components to an Elevator PitchElevator Pitch - How to make a good elevator pitch

Video Submission - How to create a YouTube account and record a video to share only with VSEC

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create Account”
  3. Fill out all demographic information
  4. Click on upload at the top of the page.
  5. Create a new username/channel
  6. Click “Record from Webcam”
  7. Record your video.
  8. Click on publish your video.
  9. Fill out all video information.
  10. In "Privacy" Section, click on "Unlisted" if you want only the VSEC Committee to be able to view your video.
  11. Fill out this form with your video information:

Executive Summary

Marketing 101: Figuring out your market

Finance 101: Calculating your expected financial requirements

IP 101: How to pitch your idea without giving away your secrets

Communication 101: How to deliver an excellent pitch in 5-10 minutes.




II Luscri, Executive Director, ICE Institute

Prizes, prizes, prizes!

  • Memorable Care First Place Prize  - $5,000
  • Burke Family Second Place Prize – $3,000
  • Uncommon Individual Foundation Third Place Prize - $2,000 
  • “VUer’s Choice” Prize - $500, Awarded to the team with the best video submission as voted by the Villanova community
  • Halloran Social Venture Prize - $500, Recognizes the top social venture in the VSEC
  • Klingler Unitas Prize - $500, Recognizes the team that makes the greatest strides towards incorporating Villanova’s core value of Unitas through a cross-campus perspective in their mission and/or venture implementation plan

Note: Teams can place in the top 3 and still win categorical prizes for the opportunity to win more prize money.

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