The Hofstra-Digital Remedy

Lion's Den

Step into the Lion's Den and make your pitch

Do you have an idea for a new business, product, or social innovation? Participate in the Hofstra Lion's Den – a Shark Tank-style pitch competition where students vie for prizes by making their best two-minute "elevator pitch" to a panel of judges. Current Hofstra students from any school/year/major are eligible to pitch!

The fall 2022 event will be live in the ideaHUb. Students who are pitching should RSVP on the event calendar below.

How to deliver a great elevator pitch

No more than two minutes! Be engaging, succinct, interesting, and memorable! What makes your business idea unique? Practice!

1. Value Proposition/ Problem or Social Impact

VP- What problem are you solving? Tell a personal story or ask the audience a question.
SI- What difference are you making? What social impact measures do you use?

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?

5. Revenue Model

How are you going to make money?

The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Lion’s Den has $750 worth of total cash prizes and will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

First Place $400
Second Place $250
Third Place $100

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare slides using the format posted on this website. If you would like mentoring or pitch preparation, please email Sharon Goldsmith at

Register to Pitch