Innovation Pitch

Iowa State University College-by-College Pitch Off!

7 Great Colleges | 21 Cash Prizes | $10,000

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

ISU INNOVATION PITCH COMPETITION

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

5:00 – 8:30PM at the ISU Memorial Union, Maintenance Shop

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

Best overall pitch will be awarded to an individual who delivered the best pitch. This category may or may not be awarded to an individual winning one of the three categories: new business idea, new innovation, or social venture.

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.

Registration is closed but will open soon!

The College-by-College Pitch Offs are planned for February, leading up to the ISU Innovation Pitch on March 6, 2018.