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Lion's Den Pitch Competitions

How to deliver a great elevator pitch
No more than two m1inutes
Be engaging. succinct, interesting. and memorable
What makes your business idea unique?

1. Value Proposition/Problem
What problem are you solving? Tell a personal story or ask the audience a question.

2. Solution
What is the solution to the problem? Tell us how your product/service works!

3. Market
Who are your customers? How big is your market?

4 . Competition
Who are your main competitors?

S. Revenue Model
How are you going to make money?


Lion's Den

Do you have an idea for a new business or product? Participate in the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion's Den – a shark-tank style pitch competition where students vie for cash prizes by making their best two-minute "elevator pitch" to a panel of judges.

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. All Lion's Den competitions will be held in the ideaHUb, Room 246, Axinn Library.

The next Lion's den is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Register to pitch or walk-in to pitch until 8:30 p.m.  We can accomodate approximately 20 pitches - the pitch order will be first come, first serve.  If you are using an electronic presentation you must send it to Sharon Goldsmith ( or Stacey Sikes ( by 4 p.m. on October 25th, the day of the event.  Pizza will be served and spectators are welcome.

Register to pitch

Register to watch

The judges for this competition are: 

- Mike Seiman, CEO of Digital Remedy

- Andrew Marks, Co-Founder and CEO of PadLink 

- Lutisha Vickerie, Special Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Students will be judged on the value proposition, market, and revenue potential. Students can schedule a meeting with the Center for Entrepreneurship to practice their pitch, please contact Sharon Goldsmith ( or Stacey Sikes ( 

Congratulations to our Lion’s Den winners on February 15, 2017:

  • 1st Place ($600): Carrisa Anderson, a senior Marketing major, “Flare,” a mobile application that connects underrepresented consumers with professional barbers & hairstylists that can care for their hair type.
  • 2nd Place ($300): Rachel Garnett, MA in Rhetorical Studies, “Kitty Packs” - a nonprofit organization aiding homeless women through donations of feminine hygiene products and women's health information.
  • 3rd Place ($100): Geoffrey Tane, MBA in Quality Management, a new unstable workout surface with a flexible design concept and attachable accessories designed to be more ergonomic and more effective than existing products at building strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

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