First Year Fast Pitch Competition

Student holds prototype at first year fast pitch competition

In 2023, the event formerly known as the InnovationQuest Elevator Pitch Competition, or IQ-E, was revamped into First Year Fast Pitch: a two-minute, deck-free challenge pitched to star judges for first year students only. Teams from Prof. Cat Macarie and Prof. Anita Ingram’s entrepreneurship classes pitch with product and service ideas that range from entertainingly marketable to truly impactful. 

Pitches include the following:

  • Problem you're trying to solve
  • Solution you give
  • Market Opportunity
  • Business Model (how do you plan on making money)
  • Your Team/Your Expertise
  • What are your next steps?
In order to participate, students must be enrolled in Prof. Macarie or Prof. Ingram's classes.  If you are not enrolled but still wish to compete, check out our other competitions here.
For any questions, please contact Josie Dalton at