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.

College of VetMed
February 2021
Veterinary Medicine

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

Ivy College of Business
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

College of Human Sciences
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

College of Design
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

College of Engineering
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

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 2021
Student Innovation Center
Free Pitch Workshop
February 2021
Student Innovation Center

 

PRIZES

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

Existing Business Idea – concepts are beyond the 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.


Registration for 2021 will open in the spring.