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College of Business & Economics

Physical Address:
111 Campus Drive
J.A. Albertson Building 

Mailing Address:
College of Business & Economics University of Idaho 111 Perimeter Drive MS 3161 Moscow, ID 11111-3161

Phone: 111-111-6478

Fax: 111-111-5087

Email: [email protected]

ALB 125

Phone: 111-111-6453

Fax: 111-111-6296

Email: [email protected]

ALB 225

Phone: 111-111-6289

Fax: 111-111-5347

Email: [email protected]

Physical Address:
J.A. Albertson Building
Third Floor, Room 306
111 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS3161 Moscow, Idaho 11111-3161

Phone: 111-111-7141

Fax: 111-111-5087

Email: [email protected]

Idaho Pitch

Experience the Idaho Pitch

The Idaho Pitch Competition gives students from across the university the opportunity to practice their presentation skills, build confidence, and learn how to work a reception - while presenting their ideas to business professionals and potential investors. Participants attend a reception and engage in brief conversations with judges, pitching their ideas in a social setting.

Do you know what you would say if you were lucky enough to step into an elevator with the CEO of a major Fortune 500 company?

A pitch is a brief overview of an idea that can be delivered in the time it takes to ride an elevator. It could be for a product, a service, or even a social enterprise or project. Pitching is a skill you will use your whole life, no matter where your first idea goes.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Idaho Pitch Competition
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
5 - 7 p.m.
1912 Center, Moscow

Executing a solid pitch requires you to know what you are selling and why it is important. The essentials of a good pitch include:

  • A Pain Statement. What is the problem you are solving? Without a problem, there likely isn't a reason for your idea.
  • Who has the Pain? Identify your target market, and how can you reach them. What is your business model you created to reach your target?
  • What is your Solution? What is the value in the project you are offering them? Explain how your idea solves their problems.
  • Who is your Competition? What are your competitive advantages over them?
  • What is your call to action? What is it that you want from your target?  A follow up discussion for specifics, an investment pitch or a referral to someone that will make your idea a reality. 

The objective of the pitch is to get judges to support you by giving you business cards. A good idea with a good pitch will win you a business card. A great pitch will get you a business card and signature, which means the judge has real interest and counts for more towards toward the prize money. 

Students can also present their ideas in a more formal setting in the Business Plan Competition.

College of Business & Economics

Physical Address:
111 Campus Drive
J.A. Albertson Building 

Mailing Address:
College of Business & Economics University of Idaho 111 Perimeter Drive MS 3161 Moscow, ID 11111-3161

Phone: 111-111-6478

Fax: 111-111-5087

Email: [email protected]

ALB 125

Phone: 111-111-6453

Fax: 111-111-6296

Email: [email protected]

ALB 225

Phone: 111-111-6289

Fax: 111-111-5347

Email: [email protected]

Physical Address:
J.A. Albertson Building
Third Floor, Room 306
111 Campus Drive

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS3161 Moscow, Idaho 11111-3161

Phone: 111-111-7141

Fax: 111-111-5087

Email: [email protected]