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College of Design Business Idea Pitch Competition

February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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The College-by-College Pitch Off is back! Sponsored by the Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, event takes place in all seven colleges at Iowa State. The College of Design Business Idea Pitch Competition will be from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in 130 Design.

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 first-place winner in each college pitch-off will advance to the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition scheduled Thursday, March 7.

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.


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 with flash cards 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. Judges have the opportunity to ask questions after your 90-second pitch.

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February 25
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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130 Design
715 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011 United States
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