Hoosier high school students are gathering in Indianapolis today for the final round of the 2019 Innovate WithIN™ pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Indiana Department of Education and Ball State University. The final 11 teams will pitch their ideas and innovations to a panel of judges for the chance to win a $10,000 cash prize, $10,000 toward one year of in-state tuition, internship opportunities and mentoring services. This year, Innovate WithIN™ drew 158 online pitch submissions from 422 Hoosier students representing 88 high schools across the state. Additionally, more than 235 middle school students registered for the program’s new ideation sessions. The teams competing represent Hamilton, Hancock, Jennings, Knox, Lake,  Marion, Monroe, St. Joseph and Wabash counties.