Who created Sparty Pitch?

Sparty Pitch was created through a collaboration of the MSU, Spartan Innovations and local sponsors to give Michigan State University students an opportunity to solve real world problems.

How long does the video have to be?

Each pitch regardless of category will be capped at 1 minute. Shoot for meaningful and efficient content that fits within that time frame.

Is Sparty Pitch only for MSU students?

Sparty Pitch is designed specifically for undergraduate and graduate students at Michigan State University. If you are a community member with an idea, check out The Hatching.

Does it cost money to submit a pitch?

No. Submitting a pitch is free.

Can MSU alumni compete?

Nope. Sparty Pitch is designed for undergraduate and graduate Michigan State students. If you are a Spartan alum, please take a look at The Hatching, our monthly community pitch contest.

What can I do with the prize money?

Prize money should be used to fund your idea. We provide support and feedback on the best ways to maximize your efforts.

Where does the prize money come from?

Prize money comes from our generous community sponsors and partners.

I won, what’s next?

Congratulations! Become a member of the Hatch by filling out the application at and begin developing your business ideas.

Can I upload more than one pitch?

Sure thing! There is no limit on the number of pitches you can submit each semester. However, you may not submit the same pitch multiple times or multiple semesters.

How can I sponsor?

We are always looking for more sponsors and community members interested in entrepreneurship and developing student innovators. Please contact Lori Fischer at for more information on getting involved.