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Current Competitions


Quick Pitch Biz Plan Competition

Deadline to Apply:

Friday November 21st, 2014

Pitch & Win Competitions

The Jacobson Institute offers organizations hosting student-centered festivals and events the opportunity to include a Pitch & Win Competition as part of their program. The Pitch & Win Competition can be customized to best meet the goals for the event.

The Pitch & Win Competition is typically administered as an entry-level event. The Pitch & Win is a great way to excite youth about entrepreneurship in a fun "go-for-it" atmosphere. This competition can be tailored for any age group. Some competitors in the Pitch & Win go on to compete in the more structured Quick Pitch Competition.

Quick Pitch Biz Plan Competitions

The Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship sponsors two annual Quick Pitch Biz Plan Competitions for any Iowa high school student with an interest in starting or expanding a business.

The Quick Pitch competitions are held in the fall and spring. While still considered entry level, the Quick Pitch requires more advance preparation (and includes bigger prizes!).

John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center The University of Iowa