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Pitch Competition Registration

Please complete the form below to register for the #YEC19 Pitch Competition. The Pitch Competition is limited to the first 30 registrants. You must have a ticket to YEC to participate in the pitch competition. If you have not purchased a ticket, please do so now at THIS LINK. Your registration will not be counted until you have a ticket. If the 30 spots fill before you have a ticket, you will be wait-listed.

Here is a quick overview of the format and rules:

  • The opening round pitches will be given between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames. 

  • The opening round pitches will be in an open area allowing attendees of YEC to watch pitches live.

  • Participants will be given 90 seconds to pitch to judging panel, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from judges. 

  • No props, slides, or visuals allowed. 

  • Finalists will be filmed while pitching on the main stage, in front of YEC audience at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

PLEASE NOTE that if you do not see a form to register below, we have reached our maximum of 30 Pitch Competition registrants.


We will maintain a wait list the day of the event in case some of the registered pitchers fail to attend. To be placed on the wait list, please email with "WAIT LIST" in the subject line.