Irrigation Association brings back IA Pitcher's Mound

Entrepreneurs can pitch their new products to a panel of judges for feedback.

August 9, 2017
Industry News

Modeled after ABC’s popular reality TV show “Shark Tank,” the IA Pitcher's Mound is meant to provide an avenue to help inventors, entrepreneurs and business people in the irrigation arena bring new products to market.

After offering a 10-minute pitch and answering questions, each entrepreneur waits for the “call” from the “umpires” on whether the product is a “strikeout,” “base hit,” or “home run.” Irrigation Show attendees are invited to watch the action.

Eligible products must meet the following criteria:

• The product does not qualify to be in the new product contest and it has not been available in the marketplace for purchase prior to Sept. 30, 2017.
• The product exists as a beta model or is in beta testing.
• The presenter must have the rights to promote, sell and represent the product.

Apply by submitting an application to Tiffany Wilson (703.536.7080). Applications are due by Sept. 15, 2017.