I am on the organizing committee for the MIT 100K Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) and I am here to preach to you the greatness that is the MIT 100K EPC.

You can register at http://register.mit100k.org/

For those who don’t know, the MIT 100K Defines the Elevator Pitch Competition as:

The Elevator Pitch Contest is the first of three contests hosted by the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition.

It’s about idea generation, connecting with others who have similar interests, and learning how to present your pitch to a potential investor in a moment’s notice.

60 seconds for a chance to win $5,000!

Preliminary Rounds – October 25 & 26, 2010, 6PM Bldg. E51
Finale Round – October 27, 2010, 7PM Kirsch Auditorium, Stata Center

So here you go with the Top 10 Reasons you should Register and join the MIT 100K EPC:  I will be updating the list throughout the day, so check back for more:

#10: Where else can you win $5,000 for 60 seconds of work?!?!

#9: Learning how to convince an entire group of people in 60 seconds is a life skill.  Think about the next time you get a speeding ticket!

#8: In 5 years, you’ll be able to tell people you were part of the $100K, even though at that point it will be called the $1,000,000K.

#7: Finally, a chance to participate in a cross-school and cross-campus event … YES!

#6: You kinda, sorta, almost want to be an entrepreneur, but you already have an in with McKinsey.  Try it out for 60 seconds … McKinsey isn’t going anywhere!

#5: It’s 60 seconds! You can spare 60 seconds.

#4: Imagine Toastmaster’s and the Sales Club having a baby.  Then give that baby $5,000 to hand out.  That’s what the EPC is like.

#3: Look at the music video … let’s not let Rahul’s hard acting skills go to waste!

#2: I know you want a job in finance.  Well, don’t you think Goldman will be impressed at the ROI of 60 seconds and no capital into $5,000?!  That’s an ROI of INFINITE percent!

And the #1 Reason to immediately go and sign up for the MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Competition …

#1: Do it for me … Please …

As you go to http://register.mit100k.org/ and sign up right now … enjoy this video made for the $100K.


– Damien Peters