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 niehmlin@iastate.edu or innovate1858@iastate.edu

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.