Get Started

Your monthly quick pitch competition. Your student community votes. Get started over lunch.

Need funding to jump-start or grow your idea?  All IWU students are encouraged to participate in Get Started!  Students can apply for seed grants of up to $500 to achieve their startup's next milestone.  Whether you need to obtain business permits, have your logo designed, or purchase prototyping materials - Get Started in just 3 easy steps.

  1. Fill out your online application in less than 5 minutes at the link below
  2. Invite all your friends to sign-up here to attend Get Started and vote for your pitch!  
  3. Present your compelling 2-3 minute pitch about your startup idea to your peers.  The pitch with the most votes will receive up to $500 in seed money.

Don't have an idea yet, but want to be involved?  Sign-up to attend Get Started on Friday, November 22 from 12pm-1pm and decide who will receive seed funding!  You just might win a new pair of Airpods, too.  (Sign-up acts as entry to win Airpods - must be present to win.)

Apply to Pitch Sign-up to Attend

Important Dates

  • Pitch Application & Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, February 27 at 5pm
  • Get Started Pitch Event: Friday, February 28 from 12p-1p in the IDEA Center

 

Questions?  Email the IDEA Center ideacenter@iwu.edu