So last month the idea elevator was set up in the business school at the University of Oregon. Go in, start recording… you have 30 seconds. The results are posted at the U of O’s New Venture Championship site as a prelude to the event in Portland, Oregon, at the end of this week. And here’s a selection that’s being shared (and if for any reason you don’t see the video here, then click this link):

The NVC awarded $100 for the best 30-second idea and a $100 gift certificate for the worst. Hmmm… there’s an intercollegiate elevator speech contest (25 teams from five countries) that kicks off the event Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites. It’s open to the public all day Friday and Saturday.

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