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Webinar: Coleman Elevator Grant Pitch Practice

Coleman Elevator Grant Pitch Practice Presented by CT Community Colleges of Technology, West Shore Community College and Hawaii Community College Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 4 PM EST The Coleman Foundation elevator grants have become a highlight at each NACCE annual conference. Community colleges throughout the nation are asked to come up with 3-minute pitches about various topics, like creating project proposals or coming up with one for a Entrepreneurship Engagement Plan. Colleges wit

When: Wednesday
4:00 to 5:00 PM EST
Where: Webinar
Contact: Kristina Moy

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What if we gave you a chance to practice and refine your pitch so that you had a better chance of getting funding for your program?

You are invited to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, May 9th. It's an "ELEVATOR PITCH PRACTICE WEBINAR," designed to sharpen your skill at pitching your program.

We are months away from awarding grants, and though this is not the official application for our annual grant process, you'll get our insights and thoughts from other members on the persuasiveness and soundness for a good pitch.

At each NACCE annual conference, in partnership with the Coleman Foundation, we ask our members: "What Would You Do With A Grant For Your Program?"

We've learned over the years that this idea excites many of our members, but the quality of presentations vary. Now, you can get tips on how to give a winning pitch when it's time to apply for elevator grants this year.

Here's how it works:
  • Three schools (CT Community Colleges of Technology, West Shore Community College and Hawaii Community College), who have volunteered to give their practice pitches for their entrepreneurship programs, will deliver these LIVE to our members during the webinar.

  • NACCE members will follow along, rate the pitches, and decide which school made the better pitch.

The schools presenting will pitch their entrepreneurship program idea to the group via telephone and guide participants through slides that can be accessed online.
The winner will receive a small gift from NACCE.

Keep in mind, this is only a practice run. We'd like to help you become better at pitching your program while engaging our members in the process.

Even if you do not participate in this practice round, you can (and should) apply for the
Coleman Foundation grants later this year.
Take advantage of the tips and feedback given in the webinar and use them as your guide when you create YOUR pitch.

For more info about the grants, take a look at the press releases from the last few years!

News Coverage on Past Elevator Grants:
Coleman Foundation Awards $84,000 in Elevator Grants (11 Colleges)

2010: Over $100,000 in Elevator Grants Awarded at 8th Annual NACCE conference (9 colleges $107k)

2009: 'Elevator grants' give entrepreneurship programs a lift (10 colleges $70k)



Julie Van Dyke- West Shore Community College, Business Opportunity Center Director

Karen Wosczyna Birch- CT Community Colleges of Technology, State Director

Tony Kent- Hawaii Community College, Educational Specialist, Rural Development Project

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