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.
Spring 2019 Competition
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