Innovation business pitch competition deadline approaching

Danielle Ferguson

A minute and a half could stand between you and $500. 

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Pitch Competition gives students the opportunity to pitch a business idea in 90 seconds to a panel of judges. 

The deadline to apply is March 4 and up to 35 spots are available. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at the Delta Upsilon Fraternity House — 117 Ash Avenue.

To apply for the competition, visit

Winning categories and award amounts are:

Best overall pitch: $500

Best new business idea: $300

Best new innovation: $300

Best new social venture: $300

Audience choice award

The judges are: Dave Sly, founder of Proplanner; Geoff Woods, founder of Welch Avenue; Jon Scharingson, executive director of sales at Renewable Energy Group; Steve Goodhue, owner of Knapp Tedesco Insurance.