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 College-by-College Pitch Off Finale.

Registration is now open and each college event is open to the first 25 students to apply.  If your college pitch competition is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

All of the College Pitch Offs will take place at the Student Innovation Center, Room 3231. Special requests for virtual will be allowed. Based on ISU COVID-19 guidelines, only one presenter will enter the room at a time, and judges will be masked and distanced.

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.

2021 SCHEDULE

Ivy College of Business

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

February 10, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of Design

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

February 11, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of VetMed

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

February 15, 2021

Veterinary Medicine, Room 2532

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of Engineering – FULL, register to get on wait list

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

February 17, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of Human Sciences

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

February 18, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

February 19, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

February 22, 2021

Room 3231, Student Innovation Center

Virtual Watch Party via Zoom here!

College-by-College Pitch Off

    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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Bonus Workshop!  There will be a pitch workshop held on February 8 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the Student Innovation Center, LaunchPad.  Spacing is limited, so please register by following this link: Pitch Workshop.

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.

College-by-College Pitch Off Finale – $12,000 in Cash Prizes

Register to watch.

February 25, 4-6:00 p.m. at the Student Innovation Center, LaunchPad

  • 1st Place Winner = $5,000 for each category (new idea and existing business)
  • 2nd Place Winner = $1,000 for each category (new idea and existing business)