Dates for each college are still being finalized. Stay tuned!
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF DESIGN
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF VETMED
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
Date TBD | COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
1ST PLACE IN EACH COLLEGE PITCH OFF ADVANCES TO ISU INNOVATION PITCH COMPETITION
Never pitched before? Attend the Pitch Workshop led by the ISU Entrepreneur Club!
February 7 | 5:15 – 6:30PM
Memorial Union, Pine Room
Registration is limited to first 30 ISU students to apply!
The Innovation Pitch Competition is hosted every fall and spring semester by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community (EILC) for enrolled Iowa State students. Students have the chance to pitch their business concept or idea in a 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of judges. Real cash prizes are awarded in the following categories:
Best Overall Pitch – $1,500 Cash Prize
New Business Idea – $500 Cash Prize
New concept, model, or venture. Examples may include new retail, web-based, manufacturing, or service business concept.
New Innovation – $500 Cash Prize
A new product application, invention, or innovation that may or may not be developed as a stand-alone venture. Examples may include a new product, a commercializable technology, or a social media or web application.
Social Venture – $500 Cash Prize
A venture with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Examples may include environment, food supply, education, healthcare and can be either a for-profit or nonprofit.
Audience Choice – (Winner selected by audience)
Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch. This award will be given completely separate and without consultation from the judges.
The College-by-College Pitch Offs are planned for February, leading up to the ISU Innovation Pitch on March 6, 2018.