We’re pleased to be the prize sponsor of the Creative Capital Pitch Session, January 28, in Des Moines. This event was created to support and encourage entrepreneurialism in our community. Anyone can enter; $1,000 goes to the winning idea (as voted by the audience at the event). Here’s a news release with all the details. It includes a link to past Creative Capital Pitch Sessions (all held in Nebraska).
Ideas Wanted, Rewarded At Creative Capital Pitch Session
December 21, 2009 – (Des Moines, IA) – Anyone with a big idea can give it a $1,000 boost by competing in the Creative Capital Pitch Session. The contest highlights innovation and creativity and promotes the entrepreneurial spirit in Des Moines. Entries are being sought now. Here’s how it works:
- Round One: Create and upload a one-minute video pitch of your idea to YouTube and complete the submission form.
- Round Two: January 28, Dos Rios restaurant, each contestant receives five minutes to pitch a panel of judges and the audience.
- Round Three: (also January 28, at Dos Rios) Judges select three finalists; a Q&A between the finalists and judges is held; the audience votes to determine the winner.
The $1,000 prize is sponsored by Paragon IT Professionals and the contest is produced by Silicon Prairie News and the Technology Association of Iowa.
What: Creative Capital Pitch Session
Date: Thursday, January 28. 6:00 p.m.
Location: Dos Rios, 316 Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
How to enter: Enter and upload a one-minute video pitch of your idea here: siliconprairienews.com/submit-pitch.
More information about the contest can be found at:
This is the fourth Creative Capital Pitch Session, but it marks the first time the regional contest is highlighting ideas in Des Moines. Some of the products and ideas introduced by previous Sessions include a straw bale roofing system; A-Wrist-A-Track—a system that uses wrist bands to help people manage programs such as a diet or prescription; a website that helps people find the best price for prescription drugs in their area; and if you wanted to make a children’s book out of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, that idea has been taken and is the winner of the most recent Creative Capital Pitch Session.