Okay, you鈥檝e got 30 seconds (or less!) to sell your million-dollar idea to a room full of strangers. Go! As intimidating as that room full of strangers may be, the trick to landing聽the deal is聽to choose your words wisely so that your pitch聽packs聽the biggest punch possible.聽The following elevator pitches hit the nail on the head. Spanning across the industries of tech, fashion, design and more, they鈥檙e聽straight-forward, personable and 鈥攎ost importantly 鈥 they stick. Let these serve聽as inspiration for you to craft聽a memorable elevator pitch of your own.


1. For the Music聽Maker:鈥淚 believe that what matters most is what we do to make the world a better place. We started LSTN to help change the world through the power of music. We make beautiful, handcrafted real wood headphones and use a portion of our proceeds to help people hear for the first time.鈥 鈥Joe Huff

2. For the Caterer or Chef:鈥淚 love feeding people. With my team of talented chefs and event producers, I create captivating, one-of-a-kind dining experiences for high-end clientele across the country.鈥 鈥Robl茅 Ali

3. For the Mindful聽Entrepreneur:鈥淎s the Founder and CEO of Bossed Up, I help women beat burnout and achieve sustainable success.鈥 鈥Emilie Aries

4. For the聽Performance Artist: 鈥淢usic and performance has been an integral part of of my being since I began arranging and transposing songs at the age of five years old. I鈥檓 focused on cultivating my passions as an artist and perfecting my craft along the way.鈥 鈥Austin Brown

5. For the聽Humanitarian:鈥淚 founded FEED as a way to help my peers get involved in the fight to end hunger. Every product we sell has a number on it, which represents the number of meals that purchase provides to a child in need.鈥 鈥Lauren Bush

6. For the Mentor:鈥淏lush offers online life coaching for the modern day girl. Enjoy private sessions with your personal life coach for as low as $79/month. Life can be mean. Let鈥檚 talk behind its back.鈥 鈥Kali Rogers

7. For the Innovator:鈥淐o-founder of Fuck Cancer, an innovative nonprofit whose mission is to detect and prevent cancer while providing community support.鈥 鈥Yael Cohen Braun

8. For the DIY Entrepreneur:鈥淚鈥檓 passionate about empowering women through fashion and business. As the founder of Trend Tribe, I empower college students to run their own jewelry boutiques on campus. Statement necklaces hold a special place in my heart.鈥 鈥Samantha Cooper

9. For the on-Demand Entrepreneur:鈥淢inibar is the fastest growing on-demand alcohol company. Who doesn鈥檛 want to push a button and get wine, spirits and聽beer delivered?鈥濃Lindsey Andrews

10. For the Vlogger:鈥淚鈥檝e been tech-obsessed since unboxing my family鈥檚 first Apple computer. By sixth grade I had built my first website. A decade later, I became one of the Internet鈥檚 first 鈥 and most popular 鈥 influencers, inviting people around the world to watch my every move, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.鈥 鈥Justine Ezarik

11. For the Education Advocate:鈥淚 am a first grade teacher turned entrepreneur. My passion for education 鈥 ignited when my family immigrated to the U.S. seeking educational opportunity 鈥 led me to the classroom. My frustration with a system disserving my students led me to found Springboard in 2011.鈥 鈥Alejandro Gac-Artigas

12. For the Problem-Solver:鈥淚鈥檓 the co-founder of the first non-toxic sexual wellness products brand in the US. My passion is to use business as a way to solve the sexual health and reproductive rights issues facing women today.鈥 鈥Meika Hollender


13. For the Modern Activist:聽鈥淪peaking is my forte, hosting is my privilege and activism is my calling. I use media and the world of entertainment to inspire people and love them back to life. I鈥檓 one of the lucky ones who finds no distinction between work and play.鈥 鈥Alexis Jones

14. For the聽E-Commerce All-Star:鈥淚 am the Founder and CEO of Modern Citizen. I am a passionate fashion and e-commerce entrepreneur who believes wholeheartedly in being heads down and hands-on.鈥 鈥Jessica Lee

15. For the Scientist:鈥淚 enjoy finding simple solutions to complex scientific problems. Founder and CEO at uBeam, which converts ultrasound waves into electricity to power devices. It鈥檚 like WiFi for energy.鈥 鈥Meredith Perry

16. For the Computer Wiz:鈥淚鈥檓 the co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare, a company helping to build a better Internet. I鈥檓 a repeat entrepreneur and a recovering lawyer.鈥 鈥Matthew Prince

17. For the Foodie:鈥淐ondiment king and connoisseur. Unwilling to compromise my tastebuds or principles, I create and refine ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.鈥 鈥Mark Ramadan

18. For the E! News Obsessed:鈥淪triving to connect fans to entertainment in a deeper and more meaningful way. Why? Because I鈥檓 a fan myself. 鈥 鈥Stephanie Spear Gutierrez

19. For the聽Healthcare聽Visionary:聽鈥淚鈥檓 figuring it out as I go. I used to work in venture capital, until my dad got sick and needed a heart transplant 鈥 and I found the problem I really care most about solving. ORGANIZE is modernizing the organ donation system and trying to save as many lives as possible.鈥 鈥Greg Segal

20. For the Storyteller:鈥淚 play with photos and words all day and turn them into extraordinary stories for Young Life on social media. I鈥檓 a dreamer, thinker, writer and adventurer at heart.鈥 鈥Meaghan O鈥機onnor

21. For the聽Feminist:鈥淚鈥檓 on a mission to eliminate the gender wage gap. I think it鈥檚 ridiculous that women aren鈥檛 earning their worth. Through my book, podcast and speaking at conferences I鈥檓 able to empower Millennial women with the tools to earn what they鈥檙e worth.鈥 鈥Jacqueline V. Twillie

22. For the聽Doer:聽鈥淚 believe in completing every task I embark upon efficiently and elegantly. I currently do that in book production, where I can use my design skills and aesthetic to solve everyday hiccups in creative ways.鈥 鈥Nicola Clements

23. For the Change-maker: 鈥淕lobal Health Corps鈥 mission is to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. We are building a community of changemakers who share a common belief: Health is a human right.鈥 鈥Barbara Bush

24. For the Bookworm:聽鈥淚鈥檓 creator of ReadThisNext, a book discovery app that brings authors and readers together. A good book can change your life. Now, you can express appreciation back to an author. Authors are given more control over how their books are found. We are democratizing book discovery to become the bookstore of the future.鈥濃Dani Fankhauser

25. For the Comedian:鈥淚鈥檓 from a small town in Pennsylvania who鈥檚 looking to make a career for myself in stand-up comedy. People tell me I sound like Jerry Seinfeld: What鈥檚 the deal with that?鈥 鈥Brenden Wildes

26. For the Matchmaker:鈥淚 started off casually organizing blind dates 鈥 now I鈥檓 doing it professionally at Three Day Rule. I live in LA with my husband 鈥 who is my 鈥榯ype鈥!鈥 鈥Talia Goldstein

27. For the聽Artisanal Entrepreneur:鈥淐offeeKind.com is the leading marketplace for specialty coffee and related equipment. We are focused on building a vibrant community and a destination website for gourmet coffee news, blogging, reviews and how-to guides.鈥 鈥Samuel Mylrea

28. For the聽Storyteller:鈥淚 am a video storyteller, community builder and global adventurer. I skip the small talk and delve into the lives of strangers. I am the founder of BIG TALK.鈥 鈥Kalina Silverman

29. For the Connector:鈥淎ddicted to content and finding ways for brands to become a part of the conversation instead of interrupting it.鈥 鈥Kyle Duckitt

30. For the Reporter:鈥淵ou can find me reporting the news by day and exploring where it comes from the rest of the time. I鈥檝e been everywhere from reporting at the United Nations to rapping on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to hosting the Big Buck Hunter World Championships. I may also pop up under search results for OJ Tropicana.鈥 鈥Omar Jimenez

31. For the Side Hustler:鈥淐lient Strategy Manager by day, lifestyle blogger by night. There鈥檚 nothing that can鈥檛 be solved with a large cup of coffee and a to-do list.鈥 鈥Amanda Brooks

32. For the White House Hopeful:鈥淚 am a public servant and Olivia Pope in training. I moved to DC from North Carolina to pursue my dreams of working in strategic communications and digital media. My life鈥檚 mission is to help women reach their full potential in the workplace and in their personal lives.鈥 鈥Jordun Lawrence

33. For the Working Mom:鈥淚鈥檓 a wife, mama and illustrator who plays dress up every day, creating colorful illustrations for fashionistas and mini fashionistas alike.鈥 鈥Jocquillin Shaunt茅 Nayoan

34. For the Social Media聽Expert:鈥淚 am very passionate in helping others build relationships with their publics and聽audiences through social media and other new media platforms. When I鈥檓 not helping others craft the perfect 140 character tweet, you can catch me at a local coffee shop soaking up a new book or sketching my surroundings.鈥 聽鈥Alexis Cecil

35. For the Self-Starter:鈥淚鈥檓 an outgoing and outspoken Midwestern girl, building my dream life here as a wardrobe stylist in Music City! As a self-starter, I love learning new skills, especially in web and graphic design. I鈥檝e been creating anything DIY since I can remember. I thrive around passionate people and love building new connections!鈥 鈥Amanda Mishelle

36. For the Techie:鈥淚 sold my first piece of software at age 11, and now I work with food data and the intersection of tech as the CEO of simmerwp.com.鈥 鈥Lara Littlefield

37. For the Underwater Adventurer:鈥淢ermaid, explorer and underwater adventurer with a knack for explaining science and the natural world with elegance, clarity and quirky fun.鈥 鈥Danni Washington

38. For the Artsy聽Entrepreneur:鈥淧ainter turned fashion entrepreneur. California and Seoul native. Art lover with an MBA. Bringing comfort and ease to women living 24/7 lives who wear the pants.鈥 鈥Eunice Cho

39. For the聽Multi-Entrepreneur:鈥淚鈥檓 the Co-Founder & CEO of Yoobi and the Co-Founder and 鈥楥hief Carrot Lover鈥 of San Francisco-based Yes To Inc. Each of my businesses is聽built on three pillars: incredible people, kick ass product and awesome cause.鈥 鈥Ido Leffler

40. For the聽Teacher (and More):鈥淧reschool teacher by day, entrepreneur by night. Product design for a purpose: Give yourself a little personalization and edge as well as cleanliness and comfort for your ride whether out on the open road or tapping it back in a spin class. Ride, Wash, Recycle. #RideOn鈥 鈥Chelsea Petrozzo

41. For the聽Leadership Coach:鈥淲omen鈥檚 leadership coach and聽yoga/meditation teacher helping聽change makers stand in their power and create a badass spiritual life and biz. I don鈥檛 coach coaches, I activate leaders.鈥 鈥Tha铆s Guimaraes

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This post was previously published on Levo League by聽Kristen Lauletti.

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