Quick Pitch

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WiSys Quick Pitch @ UW-La Crosse

The 2022-2023 WiSys Quick Pitch competition is open to all students in all academic disciplines!

Students can showcase their creative and innovative spirit by presenting their research findings and/or original ideas through a short "quick pitch" to a panel of judges. There will be cash prizes for the winning pitches.


Important 2022-2023 dates:

TBA - April 21, 2023

Presenter training dates - will be shared with you after register to compete

Fri, May 5 - WiSys Quick Pitch @UW-La Crosse in 3314 Union during ReCS!

Quick Pitch FAQs

All UWL students, undergraduate and graduate, from all academic disciplines are able to enter the competition. Note: students must be available for the mandatory training session which will be held about two weeks prior to the competition.

All UWL faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the competition on May 5, 2023 in xxxx Union during the Research & Creativity Symposium.

Students will have three minutes to present their research findings and/or original ideas through a short "quick pitch" to a panel of judges.

Presenters should consider and explain the impact of their research or innovative ideas and explain how their ideas could 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.

Cash prizes will be offered to the winning presentation from each campus.

Winners can go on to present at the statewide competition at WSTS in summer 2023, where there will be a cash prize as well.

In general, students will learn communication and presentation skills. Specifically, students will learn key skills, including how to present their ideas:

  • in understandable language in less than 3 minutes
  • in ways that convey the relevance of their work to society
  • using non-confidential terms
  • without disclosing patentable or proprietary ideas.


For the 2022-2023 academic year, UWL's 5th annual competition will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 in xxxx Union, hosted by URC and WiSys. The event times will be announced in the spring.

No registration is required for anyone wanting to attend WiSys Quick Pitch @ UW-La Crosse. Registration is only required for UWL students wanting to compete. 

NOTE: This may change as WiSys will be hosting this event online. Please check back closer to the event date for details.

Allee Marti, WiSys Regional and Licensing Associate, can provide additional information about Quick Pitch. You can reach him via email at amarti@wisys.org