2 Day Startup

Pitch an idea. Team up. Launch your idea in a weekend.

Activate your innovation and entrepreneurial potential and kickstart your idea at IWU's 2 Day Startup (2DS)!  This annual event brings together students and community members across all disciplines for a unique opportunity to collaborate, spark new creativity, and make transformative change.

You will have the opportunity to work together, alone, or in small groups to bring an idea to life. By the end of the second day, each team will pitch their startup business to a group of panelists for a chance to receive $3,000 in seed funding!  No matter your experience or entrepreneurial background, this event will give you the necessary tools and skills to effectively launch a business, product, or service.


No idea? No problem!

If you don't have an idea for a startup, that's OK!  You just might have your "aha moment" on the first day during our kick-off brainstorming session!  - Or  -  There will also be an opportunity for you to choose which idea you like the most and join their team. 2 Day Startup is designed to build a new venture with a team, not by yourself.
mentor session at 3DS


Spring 2019 Competition 

Constantine Vessol ’20, Jacque Rupprecht ’22, Keenan Scott ’21, Daniel Gibbons ’22, Jake Arthur ’21

Congratulations to the First Annual 3 Day Startup Recipients!

PieceofMind (team pictured) won our 1st annual 3DS!
Their startup idea?  To create a smart wristband designed for elementary through high school students to wear while at school.  This will help administrators, teachers, and first responders instantly locate students on a secure location app in case of an emergency.