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It's back! The 2015 Innovation Pitch Competition

Win the Best Overall Pitch and you'll secure an all-expenses paid trip to the CEO Conference in Kansas City, PLUS $300 Cash Prize! 

Registration is now open!

When: Thursday, October 22nd

Time: Starts at 5:30PM

Location:  117 Ash Ave (Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Home of the Entrepreneur & Innovation Learning Community)

The Innovation Pitch Competition is hosted every fall semester by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community for enrolled Iowa State students.  Students have the chance to pitch their business concept or idea in a 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of judges. 

Real cash prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Best Overall Pitch - $300 Cash Prize AND an all-expenses paid trip to the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization conference November 5-7, 2015 in Kansas City...$800 value!!

The expectation is that the Overall Pitch winner will represent Iowa State at the national pitch competition. You may opt out of the national competition but still be eligible for the individual category awards.

Best overall pitch will be awarded to an individual who delivered the best pitch. This category may or may not be awarded to an individual winning one of the three categories: new business idea, new innovation, or social venture.

New Business Idea - $100 Cash Prize

New concept, model, or venture that may or may not be developed as a stand-alone venture. Examples may include new retail, manufacturing, or service business concept.   

Social Venture - $100 Cash Prize

Ventures with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. Examples may include environment, food supply, education, healthcare and can be either a for-profit or nonprofit.

New Innovation - $100 Cash Prize

New product, application or invention. Examples may include a new product, a commercializable technology or a social media or web application.

Pre-registeration required!

CEO Conference Registration Open!






Don't miss this great opportunity coming up this fall to attend the annual national Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Conference in Kansas City! 

CEO has over 1200 college students, faculty, and young entrepreneurs from around the world attend the 2 ½ day CEO National Conference to network, learn, and be inspired to pursue their entrepreneurial passions. Over 80 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their ideas and expertise as to how they launched their businesses, the lessons they’ve learned, and where they are today. 

Past speakers have included the founders of:   

Redbox, Chuck E Cheese, Jimmy Johns, The Keurig Company, As Seen On TV, Inc. Southwest Airlines and Shark Tank judge, Kevin Harrington

The 2015 National CEO Conference will be hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri on November 5-7th!  Student fundraising will be available. 

Register early today or please reach out at

Upcoming Events
Oct 21 Entrepreneur Club Meeting with Dan Green of 515 Alive
Oct 22 Innovation Pitch Competition
Oct 29 Startup Ames
Nov 4 Entrepreneur Club Meeting with Tres Mentes Salsa
Nov 4 The Future of Entrepreneurship with Josh Lerner

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