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 in March.

College of Human Sciences – TBD

College of VetMed – TBD

College of Engineering – TBD

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – TBD

Ivy College of Business  – TBD

College of Design – TBD

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences – TBD

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.  


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 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.

Registration is now closed for 2019!