ISU’s College-by-College Pitchoff returns next month

(Photo courtesy of Iowa State University).

Starting next month, ISU students from all seven of the university’s colleges will have the chance to pitch their business ideas in the College-by-College Pitchoff.

Throughout the month of February, each college will hold a pitch competition where students will deliver a 90-second pitch about an idea or business they are working on to a panel of judges for cash prizes.

The first place winner from each college will win a $500 cash prize and automatically advance to the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition held March 7. Runner-up Winners (2 awarded per college) will each win a $250 cash prize.

The dates and locations for each college’s competition are:

  • College of Human Sciences – February 5 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Lagomarcino Hall, Room 0142
  • College of VetMed – February 7 | 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, Room 2215
  • College of Engineering – February 12 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Marston Hall, 3155
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences – February 13 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Hach Hall
  • Ivy College of Business  – February 19 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Gerdin Business Building, Room 3164
  • College of Design – February 21 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., College of Design, Gallery Room
  • College of Agriculture & Life Sciences – February 26 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Curtiss Hall, Harl Commons

Each college’s competition is accepting the first 25 students who apply.

In addition to the pitch competitions, there will be a Pitch Workshop on January 30 from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union.