College-by-College Pitch Off

7 Great Colleges | 21 Cash Prizes | $9,500

ISU College-by-College Pitch Off is happening this February!

The College-by-College Pitch Off is back!  The event takes place in all seven colleges at Iowa State University.  Students will have the chance to deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges for cash prizes.  In addition to a cash prize, the 1st Place winner in each college pitch off will advance to the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition held March 7.

College of Human Sciences – February 5 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Lagomarcino Hall, Room 0142

College of VetMed – February 7 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, Room 2215

College of Engineering – February 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Marston Hall, 3155 (Dean’s Conference Rm)

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – February 13 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Hach Hall

Ivy College of Business  – February 19 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Gerdin Business Building, Room 3164

College of Design – February 25 | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Design 130

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences – February 26 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Curtiss Hall, Harl Commons

ALL college competitions are open to the first 25 students to apply!  If your college pitch competition is full, you will be added to a waitlist.  We encourage all to be part of the audience!

Bonus Workshop!  There will be a Pitch Workshop held prior to the competitions open to all students.  The rescheduled workshop (originally scheduled for 1/30) will take place February 1 from 2-3 p.m at the Memorial Union, Gallery Room. 


1st Place Winner (1 awarded per college pitch off) = $500 cash prize, in addition to advancing to the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition

Runner-up Winners (2 awarded per college pitch off) = $250 cash prize


You are allowed 90 seconds to pitch your concept.  Someone will stand in the back of the room and flash cards telling you how many seconds are left:  60, 30, 15 and 5.  A bell will ring at 90 seconds, and you will be asked to stop presenting – even if you have not finished your pitch.  PowerPoints are NOT allowed.  However, if you have a prototype or drawing you wish to share, those items will be allowed.

Registration is now closed for 2019!