1000 Pitches

1000 Pitches is a 1 month-long, campus-wide pitch competition at Purdue University. We want to give every student the opportunity to voice and share their ideas, learn about entrepreneurship in its most intuitive and raw form: the elevator pitch.

This fall, we’re hosting the first ever virtual 1000 Pitches during the month of October & November. Each participant that submits an idea will potentially win $200, $100, or $50 Amazon gift cards!

The top 10 pitches will be selected to participate in the virtual Pitch Competition at the end of the month where you will present your idea in front of a panel of VCs. The winners will win seed money to grow their idea.

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What is a pitch?

Any innovative idea will be considered a pitch.

We recommend that pitches: Are at least 30 seconds long.

Describe an idea, improvement, or solution to a problem.

Describe how you would go about putting your pitch into action.

Describe why your idea is different/ better than similar ideas.

Technology
Mobility
App
Healthcare & Science
Improvements
Finance
Sustainability
Consumer

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Pitch any innovative idea.
Or, choose to pitch within a category

SUBMIT A PITCH

FAQ

What is 1000 Pitches?

1000 Pitches believes that everyone has an idea worth expressing. We challenge Purdue students to take the leap from noticing a problem to ideating solutions. Our competition collects pitches from the beginning of October to Mid-November. which is when we storm campus with pitch booths and organize social media campaigns to engage with the best ideas at Purdue. We collect, review, and provide feedback on thousands of pitches every year. We offer a grand prize of $250 for the best pitch and a handful of other cash and non-cash prizes to other winning pitches.

How does 1000 Pitches work?

1000 Pitches collects pitches from the beginning of October to the Mid-November. at our pitch booths and through social media. There are multiple ways to submit a pitch:

- Directly on our website.
- By direct messaging any of our social media channels (Instagram: AnvilStartups, Twitter: AnvilStartups)

We collect, review, and provide feedback on thousands of pitches every year. We offer a grand prize of $250 for the best pitch and a handful of other cash and non-cash prizes to other winning pitches.

Why should I pitch?

Immediate incentives for submitting a pitch may include free merch and more. Additionally, the top 100 candidates will receive a entrepreneurship kit, and the winners of are entitled to prizes, including the $250 cash prize for the best pitch, overall. We are also happy to help you promote your idea or give tips on how you can improve your pitch and/or the idea itself.

How does 1KP interact with students?

We welcome pitches from students of all ages, majors, and schools. All of our efforts are directed toward making these interactions as meaningful and effortless as possible. Students can submit pitches in any of the following ways:
- Directly on our website.
- By direct messaging any of our social media channels (Instagram: AnvilStartups, Twitter: AnvilStartups)

What is the timeline? How long is the competition?

1000 Pitches is held in the fall semester from the beginning of October to the Mid-November.

Kickoff Date & Start of Pitch Collection - October 1st
End of Pitch Collection - November 20th
Award Ceremony
- TBA

Still have questions?  Email us at contact@anvilstartups.com

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