Upcoming Events

Improv Pitch Competition

Date & Time Monday, April 19 April 19, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Student Innovation Center, Room 3231
Contact Megan Sweere, mjsweere@iastate.edu

NEW THIS YEAR! Improvise and win money! Unlike our other pitch competitions, this one requires no preparation or thought-out business ideas. The day before the competition, we will share a prompt (a random topic) with you. You’ll have under 24 hours to come up with a related business idea or innovation to pitch to a judge. The theme is innovation, so the creative, farfetched, and outlandish ideas are welcome! There will be a $100 winner every hour!

Registration is open to all Iowa State University students (graduate and undergraduate levels). There is a limited number of spots, so be sure to register below today! After filling out the registration below, you will receive an email to sign up for your pitch time slot.

At the top of every hour, one of the six ISU colleges will be sharing about their entrepreneurship opportunities and efforts. This pitch competition is a part of the 8-day Ignite Innovation Showcase.

Pitch Topics by the Hour:

10 AM – 11 AM: Create an innovative new product for pets.
11 AM – 12 PM: Create an innovative new kitchen gadget.
1 PM – 2 PM: Create an innovative new smart home product.
2 PM – 3 PM: Create an innovative new health and wellness product.
3 PM – 4 PM: Create an innovation that’s meant to be used in the winter.
4 PM – 5 PM: Create an innovation to replace a dreaded chore.
Register