Innovate 1858 is all about innovation and supporting student entrepreneurs! It’s why we host Product Pitch sessions each semester. Whether you’re a student maker with a business or you just like to craft, pitch sessions are an opportunity to show us your handmade or self-designed products for a chance to have them sold in the store. Pitch Sessions are open to all students in all majors.

Spring 2022 Product Pitch Session Dates

Sessions are held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Innovation Center, Room 1133.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2
  • Friday, Feb. 18
  • Wednesday, March 2
  • Friday, March 25
  • Wednesday, April 13
  • Friday, April 29

Pitch Session Instructions

Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Six pitches will be heard during each product pitch session. Each student maker will be given 10 minutes to pitch their products in front of a small team of Innovate 1858 staff and faculty members and graduate students within the Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Department.

If you plan to pitch, you must:

  • Fill out this form
  • After you’ve filled out the form, print it off and bring it with you
  • Bring physical samples of your product(s) to the session

Have questions? contact Dr. Linda Niehm at or

Learn More

Explore our list of student makers and learn the stories behind their products! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and explore our online store.