Subscribe for 50% off
Subscribe

Here's the Difference Between a Pitch That Nets a $100,000 Investment and One That Nets $0

The money is moving on the new episode of 'Elevator Pitch.'

By

Check out episode three of the new season of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch. In each episode of the show, entrepreneurs are challenged to step into an elevator and pitch their business on camera to a board of investors in 60 seconds or less. If the investors like what they hear, the elevator doors open to reveal the boardroom, and contestants have the chance to walk away with life-changing funding, mentorship from the smartest minds in business and a personal and brand-defining moment.

Related: What Do You Do When an Investor Suddenly Changes the Terms Mid-Deal?

Episode 3 Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch board of investors:

Episode 3 Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch contestants:

  • Mary Beth Cicero, co-founder and CEO of IUD company 3 Daughters
  • Orri Bogda and Chaim Weinerman from energy spray company Vae Labs
  • Jordan Clark, founder of ultra-comfortable shoe company Dooeys
  • Kamaal Jarrett, founder of Jamaican sauce company Hillside Harvest
  • Anthony Tranchida and Scott Mobley, founders of grill brush company Grill Rescue

Related: Watch the Pitch That Landed a $175,000 Investment

Who wins, and who gets sent down?

Sometimes it's good to push back hard at doubtful investors to win them over. Other times? Not so much. In this episode, three entrepreneurs walk out with amazing deals, and two don't get so lucky. Is it their product? Their pitch? Their personalities? Watch to see what went right and what went wrong.

Season 8 of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch is brought to you by Amazon Business with support from State Farm and Canon. New episodes stream Wednesdays on entrepreneur.com. Follow Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch on Facebook, YouTube and IGTV.

Latest

The Top 5 All-Time Best Productivity Hacks You've Never Heard Of

Want to combat chronic procrastination? Use these top five productivity hacks to put an end to this debilitating nuisance.

How to Identify Your X Factor So You Can Monetize Your Gifts

The founder and CEO of Rock Your Gift shares what to ask yourself to find your X factor, and explains how he's helping coaches and speakers define their unique message to grow their platform and visibility to attract consistent clients.

Here's How Investors Can Tell If You Are as Passionate as You Say You Are

On this bank-breaking episode of 'Elevator Pitch,' see who gets funding and who gets called out.

This Woman Launched a Multi-Million Dollar Company Out of Her Dorm Room in College. Now She's Helping Kids Launch Big Ideas of Their Own.

Founder of Headbands of Hope and Mic Drop Workshop, Jess Ekstrom, talks about her new interactive book Create Your Bright Ideas.

Bam! Emeril Lagasse on Kicking Your Business Up A Notch

Interview with celebrity chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse about his new Roku TV series, putting relationships first, and creating media with a purpose.

5-Minute Mentor: Is My Idea Ready to Be a Business?

Here's how to test your idea and bring it to market in an impactful way.

Do You Have Toxic Office PTSD?

A dark cloud of doom seems to have followed you all the way from that cruddy job to your new desk.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf CEO Sanjiv Razdan on Mentoring New Business Leaders

Interview with Sanjiv Razdan about making the most of nontraditional opportunities, brewing customer curiosity, capitalizing on user-generated content, and inspiring industry leaders with the nonprofit GLEAM Network.

Is Staying Remote the Best Thing for Your Business?

Here's how to unlock the unbeatable benefits of a remote setup.

3 New Ways to Develop Laser-Like Focus

To boost focus in the face of distractions, you need a new approach to success.

Watch the Pitch That Results in Life-Changing Investment and a Lot of Tears

Emotions and investment dollars run hot on the new episode of 'Elevator Pitch.'

10 Years Later: The Skimm Co-Founders are Transforming the Way Millennial Women are Taking Charge of their Futures

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg of theSkimm sit down with Jessica Abo to look back at the past decade and talk about the future.

Knead Hospitality + Design Co-Founder Jason Berry on Innovative Leadership and Employee Retention

Interview with the cofounder of Knead Hospitality + Design about loving what you do, a revamped restaurant work week, and leading by committee.

How to Prepare for a Performance Review (And Not Lose Your Mind)

Annual performance reviews are a time to shine — and a time to freak out.

Discover Entrepreneur Series

Whether you need advice on how to get your business off the ground or you’re just looking for inspiration, our video series have something for everyone. Browse our library below to find a series that speaks to you and your interests.