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College of Business & Economics

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

Mailing Address:
College of Business & Economics University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161 Moscow, ID 83844-3161

Phone: For advising, call 208-885-6853 (last name A-J) or 208-885-5036 (last name K-Z). For general inquiries, call 208-885-6478.

Fax: 208-885-5087

Email: cbe@uidaho.edu

ALB 125

Phone: 208-885-6453

Fax: 208-885-6296

Email: amberg@uidaho.edu

ALB 225

Phone: 208-885-6289

Fax: 208-885-5347

Email: kellyrobinson@uidaho.edu

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161 Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161

Phone: 208-885-6853 (last name A-J) or 208-885-5036 (last name K-Z)

Fax: 208-885-5087

Email: cbeadvising@uidaho.edu

Pitch Essentials

Pitching is like telling a good story. A solid pitch should be short and sweet, but filled with just enough detail to get a judge’s attention. You can’t convince an investor to put a million bucks into your idea in a couple of minutes — so don’t try; instead, give them a little ‘tease’ of what you are working on and get a commitment for a follow-up meeting to satisfy their curiosity and pitch your full plan. During the Idaho Pitch, you will have the chance to distill your great idea down to a couple of minutes and speak with a dozen or more potential investors.

A good pitch conveys your idea, why it is important, and should contain most of these:

  • 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.

Remember, a pitch isn’t a speech, it’s a conversation. Engage in one with multiple investors at the Idaho Pitch!

Fall 2019 Schedule

Idaho Pitch Competition
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Vandal Ballroom, University of Idaho Pitman Center, Moscow

College of Business & Economics

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

Mailing Address:
College of Business & Economics University of Idaho 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161 Moscow, ID 83844-3161

Phone: For advising, call 208-885-6853 (last name A-J) or 208-885-5036 (last name K-Z). For general inquiries, call 208-885-6478.

Fax: 208-885-5087

Email: cbe@uidaho.edu

ALB 125

Phone: 208-885-6453

Fax: 208-885-6296

Email: amberg@uidaho.edu

ALB 225

Phone: 208-885-6289

Fax: 208-885-5347

Email: kellyrobinson@uidaho.edu

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS3161 Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161

Phone: 208-885-6853 (last name A-J) or 208-885-5036 (last name K-Z)

Fax: 208-885-5087

Email: cbeadvising@uidaho.edu