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Driving Dreams: NADA Show's Student Pitch Competition Takes Live Stage

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Anthony Rinaldi

Anthony Rinaldi

Manager, Digital Communications
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This year at the 2024 NADA Show we are partnering with Northwood University to invite students to take the Live Stage for a pitch-style competition! After the success of last year’s exhibitor pitch competition, we wanted to expand the competition to bring students’ perspective on how to improve the auto retail industry.

Ten students will have two minutes each to pitch on stage how they will improve the auto retail industry to a panel of judges and Show attendees. This is a great opportunity for students to share their ideas from their experiences through internships and the classroom on how to improve auto retail in front of a live audience. After each pitch is made, finalists will have up to two minutes of Q&A from the judges.

Students must submit a one-minute audio file that explains their ideas that will give the audience a sense of their pitch. Submitting an audio file does not guarantee that you will be selected as one of the finalists who will compete for the Grand Prize on February 1, 2024.

Judging criteria will be based on substance, value proposition, and charisma.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the group of finalists at the conclusion of the pitches on February 1. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trophy and a $2,000 Visa gift card. The winner will also receive editorial and social media coverage on NADA’s digital platforms.

Students who wish to be considered as finalists for the on-stage pitch competition must submit their one-minute audio file by November 17. Entrants will be informed if they have been selected as finalists in December.

Entrants must agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules. The competition will take place Thursday, February 1, 2024, at the NADA Show 2024 Live Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Read the full Contest Rules.

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