The Yale Elevator Pitch Competition was held last night, Wed., Nov. 6 at YEI's Whitney incubator and brought out a range of innovative ideas from students who stood and presented before judge Barry Nalebuff, cofounder of Honest Tea and Milton Steinbach Proffesor of Management at Yale.The event was organized by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society.
The victors were:
Sean Haufler (YC '14): 1st place ($300) for CarGenius, a used car website that aggregates listings from other websites.
Ian Panchevre (on extended leave of absence from Yale): 2nd place ($200) for Prepd. Prepd offers software that helps debaters research, practice and compete.
William D. Brinda (PhD '16): 3rd place ($100) for Tip Widget. Add this widget to your webpage and visitors can tip your site a dollar with the click of a single button.
Congratulations to the winners and all who participated! See some images from the pitch competition below.