• The Elevator Pitch Contest is open to students, young professionals and entrepreneurs residing in Ghana

  • You can submit only one idea per team. The subject of the pitch must be your own idea or that of your team.

  • Identify one member from your team who will pitch at the Ghana Industrial Summit and Exhibition –2019

Entries that do not meet the guidelines in the application form will not qualify for the selection process. The program encourages teams from diverse backgrounds that unite students in nutrition, food science and other fields such as engineering, design, business, public policy, economics, etc


05 August 2019 by 11:59 PM (GMT): Complete and submit the online application

26th August 2019: Seven best entries will be announced

12th September 2019: Selected innovators will present their ideas to a panel of experts and the audience in five minutes. All finalists will win a trip (round trip and accommodation) to Accra to participate in the Ghana Industrial Summit.


Finalists will be selected based on criteria that include:

  • Significance of the problem, both in its severity and those affected.

  • Convincing evidence that better information/proposed solution could lead to improved outcomes.

  • Potential impact and sustainability of the initiative

  • Clarity of plans for testing hypothesis and securing feedback from potential partners, funders/supporters, customers/users and others.