College-by-College Pitch Off

College-by-College Pitch Off

7 Great Colleges | 28 Cash Prizes | $22,500

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 top two in each category (a new idea or existing business) in each college pitch off will advance to the Innovation Pitch Competition, held on February 27.

College of VetMed
Thursday, February 6, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Veterinary Medicine, 2403 and 2405

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Monday, February 10, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

Ivy College of Business
Tuesday, February 11, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

College of Human Sciences
Thursday, February 13, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

College of Design
Monday, February 17, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

College of Engineering
Friday, February 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Student Innovation Center, 4202

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 two pitch workshops held prior to the competitions open to all students.  

Free Pitch Workshop
January 29
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Union, Gold Room
Registration
Free Pitch Workshop
February 4
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Union, Gold Room
Registration

 

PRIZES

New Idea – concepts are in the idea stage – no revenues, prototypes, or products.

Existing Business Idea – concepts are beyond idea stage – with revenues, prototypes, or products.

Innovation Prize

  • $12,000 in cash prizes

WHAT TO EXPECT?

You are allowed 90 seconds to pitch your concept.  Someone will stand in the back of the room and flashcards 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.


    You must be enrolled or pre-enrolled in the college in order to compete. If you are a double major, please select your first choice college to compete in.
    The judges have ultimate discretion to move you to the appropriate category.
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