Big Idea Pitch Competition

What is the Big Idea Pitch Competition?

The Big Idea Pitch is a competition that showcases students' amazing ideas for new ventures. This competition gives Appalachian State University students the chance to take ideas out of their heads and pitch them for real money, and since the ideas come from students across various majors with various passions, the variety of ideas never disappoints.

The Big Idea Pitch finalists are the 10 students that submit the most innovative ideas based upon creativity, viability and scalability. Each finalist makes a three minute pitch to a panel of entrepreneur judges who provide feedback and vote on the most promising ideas, and because we don't want the audience members to be left out, we have an audience choice award too! 

When is the Big Idea Pitch?

This year's Big Idea Pitch was on Friday, November 15, 2019, in the Parkway Ballroom in Plemmons Student Union. Networking started at 3:30 p.m. and the pitch competition began at 4 p.m. There were 10 amazing student pitches,  free local craft beer, and an engaged audience who voted for their favorite idea!