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Become a Student Maker

Information on pitching your products to the Innovate 1858 Team


10:00am - 5:00pm

Monday - Friday

Student Innovation Center
606 Bissell Road
Ames, Iowa 50014

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Do you have a business or side hustle? Have you been looking for a way to bring your ideas to the marketplace? This is the opportunity you have been looking for---to sell YOUR OWN products in the Innovate 1858 student-operated retail store, located in the Student Innovation Center!


The Department of Apparel, Events, & Hospitality Management holds open pitch sessions every semester! See below for this semester's dates as well as a video detailing the key components to a pitch!

Students should download, complete, and print the Innovate 1858 Vendor Application Form and bring a hard copy with them to the pitch session. To apply and access the form, please press the Register button below.

Each student maker will have 10 minutes to pitch their products to a small team of faculty members and graduate students from the Department of Apparel, Events, & Hospitality Management and Innovate 1858 staff. Feedback on your pitch results and vendor selection will be provided within 48 hours.

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