By: Wade M. Fisher
Attorneys Richard Epstein, Ron McCall, and Wade Fisher of the law firm of Ekker, Kuster, McConnell & Epstein, LLP participated as judges for the 2010 Grove City College Elevator Pitch Contest. The event was held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in the Hall of Arts and Letters on the Grove City College campus.
An elevator pitch is a presentation to potential investors that can be completed in about the amount of time in which a conversation could take place during a typical elevator ride.
The contest is an event of the colleges entrepreneurship program but is open to students of all majors and classes. According to the entrepreneurship programs website, the goal of the annual competition is to teach students to communicate effectively and allow their charisma and positive characteristics to shine through in just a short pitch.
In 2010, the contest was divided into separate categories for commercial enterprise and social enterprise, with four winning participants in each category awarded prizes of $250 each. Joshua Fisher, Christopher Marasco, Zoe Simek, and the team of Elise Stanchak and Joanna Abraham prepared and presented the winning pitches in the commercial enterprise division. The winners in the social enterprise division were Scott Moran, Lydia Smith, Kristen Yealy, and the team of Jimmy VanEerden and Gret Glyer.
Matthew Caiazza of Meridian Group; Yvonne English of Social Animal Media, LLC; Ken Faulconbridge of Northwest Savings Bank; John Mastrian of Black, Bashor & Porsch, LLP; Karen Palmer of PNC Bank; John Stillwaggon of Paparone, Stillwaggon & McGill; and Larry Fleming, retired Grove City College professor of accounting, also served as judges for the contest.
Wade an associate at our firm. His practice areas include estate planning and administration, elder law, and corporate law.
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