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 andrew@yeconvention.com with "WAIT LIST" in the subject line.

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