Iowa State University is celebrating innovation this month during its Ignite Innovation Showcase.
The Ignite Innovation Showcase will kick off on Friday, April 16, and go through Friday, April 23, and will showcase the collaborations, inventions, and opportunities that take part at ISU. Spectators can join the free and 100% virtual event from wherever they are.
Among the events throughout the week will be a tour of the recently opened Student Innovation Center, tech talks, student inventor spotlights, a panel on agricultural entrepreneurship, and an innovation awards ceremony.
The ISU Pappajohn Center will celebrate its part of the Innovation Showcase on Monday, April 19. The day will include multiple improv pitch competitions where students will have the chance to compete for $100. CYstarters will be announcing its 2021 cohort and hosting an alumni fireside chat in the afternoon of the 19th.
Schedule of events on April 19 hosted by the Pappajohn Center:
- 8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee + Entrepreneurship Chats with the Hanstad Brothers
- 10:00-11:00 a.m. Improv Pitch Competition
- 10:30-11:30 a.m. Calligraphy + Entrepreneurship Chat with Lauren Gifford
- 11:00-12:00 p.m. Improv Pitch Competition
- 12:00-1:00 p.m. CYstarters 2021 Cohort Announcement
- 1:00-2:00 p.m. Improv Pitch Competition
- 1:30-2:30 p.m. CYstarters Alumni Fireside Chat
- 2:00-5:00 p.m. Improv Pitch Competition