Elevator Pitch Essentials

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Before You Start Writing

Elements of an Elevator Pitch

  1. Who are you/your product?
  2. What do you do?
  3. What have you accomplished?



Personal Introduction

My name is Alex, and I’m a senior graduate student at Brandeis. I’m interested in storing and transferring information using oscillating chemical reactions. If we succeed, the technology could be used for flexible, ultra-low power computers. I have a provisional patent on a lab prototype, but it isn’t very useful yet. After I graduate, I’m hoping to develop the idea in the start-up space. 

Project Introduction

Your brain and your laptop can both store, modify and transfer information. Your brain uses less power, produces less heat, and runs much faster than the laptop. We’re using the chemistry of oscillating reactions to try to make computers that work more like a brain than like a laptop. Our prototype can store and modify one bit of information for several minutes with no additional energy input. While one bit won’t get you very far, we’re working on a massively-parallel design for a second-generation prototype.

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