Women’s Expo Peterborough Elevator Pitch Competition is an exciting experience and is intended to challenge your creativity and business skills.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?    Business women who are in business

  • The will create an opportunity for women to present their business venture or idea in an environment were one can promote, connect in the spirit of Entrepreneurship
  • Give our local business women a chance to showcase their talent and passion for Entrepreneurship
  • Competitors shall develop a 60-90 second action-oriented pitch about their business that will sell the idea of the business to the consumers


Competitor will be required to deliver a 60-90 second verbal pitch about their business to a panel of judges and live audience on Wednesday Oct 24th. The event will be videotaped.   A panel of judges will evaluate the pitches and an award will be given based on the competitors' ability to sell their product/service to the audience. Judges will be looking for enthusiasm, creativity, persuasion, and public speaking ability.


  • $20.00 Entry Fee
  • You will have 60 seconds to give your pitc
  • No note cards or PowerPoint may be used during the competition; it’s only 60-90 seconds (max) and should be done by memory
  • Judges may ask up to 2 questions with responses less than 1 minute
  • The order of the pitches will be randomly selected before the competition
  • Props are not permitted and no other visual aids.

1st Group ROUND:

  • When: October 24th, 2018
  • Where: Peterborough Naval Association
  • Time: 10:30 am

2nd Group ROUND:

  • When: October 24th, 2018
  • Where: Peterborough Naval Association
  • Time: 2:00 PM

 3 winners will be selected and announced by 5pm


  • A panel of judges shall select the three overall best pitches presented during the competition.  
  • 1st: $150 cash & a one-year free membership to the Professional Referral Organization (valued at $250)
  • 2nd: $100 cash
  • 3rd: $50 cash

Competition Registeration

How Would You Like To Pay?

Payment by Cheque

Please make the cheque out to Women's Expo Peterborough

Mailing Address: 
Women's Expo Peterborough
909 Clonsilla Ave, Suite 510
Peterborough, ON  K9J 8B2


Presentation Content (35 points): Is the pitch: Concise, Clear, Targeted, Goal Oriented

What your Elevator Pitch must contain: 

  • A Hook – a statement or question that piques interest to hear more
  • About 150- 300 words
  • Passion – is their energy & dedication
  • A Request – at the end of your pitch, you must ask for something