4/27/2012 9:49:51 AM
Times Union: Students making a pitch for their futures
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ALBANY — First, they had to get past the elevator pitch.
The very brief sales pitch, so short that it can be delivered within the time it takes to ride an elevator, was used Thursday to reduce the field at the third annual New York State Business Plan Competition.
The daylong event was held at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany.
Judges, including venture capitalists, investment bankers, entrepreneurs and angel investors, whittled the more than 120 teams from more than 25 colleges and universities across the state to just 20 teams. From there, teams made their case for investment to the judges.