South Florida Intercoastal

4th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition Final Round

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Mar 30, 2021 Tue

On March 17th, the 4th Annual Marine Industry Elevator Pitch Competition concluded with the top 5 finalists from the South Broward High School Marine Magnet Program presenting their pitches to an esteemed panel of judges. The judges were a blend of industry and community leaders that provided great opportunity for the students to engage with, learn from, and receive feedback from. Thank you to our judges who participated:

·         Mayor Steve Geller, Broward County Mayor

·         Commissioner Ben Sorenson, Fort Lauderdale Commissioner

·         Kim Sweers, Managing Partner of FB Marine Group and Host of Boat Boss podcast

·         Jimmie Harrison, Owner of Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller

·         Phil Purcell, CEO/President of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida

Congratulations to Jackson Harris, the overall winner of the competition. The judges were very impressed with his presentation about his goal to become a captain of a vessel. Jackson will receive a $500 scholarship for winning the competition. Because of the high caliber level of presentations from all of the finalists, the judges were also extremely impressed with Jonas McCall and his elevator pitch presentation talking about his experience and interest in becoming a diesel technician. He will be awarded an honorable mention award of a $250 scholarship. The remaining finalists, Alexander Armor, Keefer Hershewe, and Jada Richardson will also receive $50 gift cards for making it as a finalist in the competition.

Thank you to all of our judges who participated throughout the rounds of competition!