WiSys Quick Pitch

The WiSys Quick Pitch competition aims to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking at UW Comprehensive Campuses by inspiring students to consider the impact of the research they are currently undertaking or other innovative ideas they may have and how such ideas could ultimately benefit the local economy (e.g. development of a new product, technology or service) and/or society (e.g. changes in public policy and/or benefits to the environment).

Upcoming competitions:

  • Quick Pitch at UW-Eau Claire: May 1, 2017, 4-6p.m. (Training, April 10th 2017)
  • Quick Pitch at UW-Green Bay: April 6, 2017, 9-11a.m. (Training, March 20th, 2017)
  • Quick Pitch at UW-Stevens Point: April 20, 2017, 5-7p.m. (Training, TBD)
  • Quick Pitch at UW-Platteville: April 26, 2017, 11-1p.m. (Training March 29th, 2017)
  • Quick Pitch at UW Oshkosh: April 27, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30p.m. (Training April 13th, 2017)

Benefits to Participating Students

Beyond the opportunity to compete for a cash prize and increase exposure for their research and/or innovative idea, students will also learn to communicate their findings in a way that is easy to understand, sharpening important communication and presentation skills. The Quick Pitch training and competition teaches students to make their projects accessible for all audiences and across disciplines, which can facilitate collaborations or prepare them for large research symposiums like Posters in the Rotunda.

Interested in hosting a Quick Pitch competition on your campus or learning more? Contact info@wisys.org