Elevator Pitch Contest (written by Dipika Harduth, Runner-up of Elevator Pitch Contest)

South Africa Summer 2013 Blog

Written by: Elli Suzuki

July 1, 2013

The elevator pitch contest was a very daunting idea. We weren't exactly sure what to expect and given that we had a day to prepare the pressure was on. We knew that we had to captivate the judges and that we had to sell ourselves as well as our products. Doing this however is easier said than done. After scribbling down some ideas that day in the lectures I decided to give it a break. The morning of the contest the panic set in. I had not prepared a thing! What am I going to do? I had quickly typed something out on my phone while on the treadmill in the gym thinking to myself, I hope it will be good enough.


I had not expected to make it through the second round let alone be the runner up. The competition was most definitely strong and intimidating – so were the judges. It was a great learning experience for us all and the critiques and guidance will really help in the weeks to come. I am certainly very excited. Congratulations to Meralda and Tiisetso! And well done to all the teams. Oh and go team PANTRY!!