IdeaStorm Fall 2020 Winners -

announced Oct 26-29

IdeaStorm is an entry level pitch competition across the University of Iowa’s campus that encourages students to share their innovative ideas with others, all while familiarizing themselves with the pitching process. Students submitted a 1-2 video describing the problem they see and how they plan to solve it.  A panel of judges reviewed these videos and selected the winners for each category.  Find the winners for each category below.

In addition to cash prizes awarded by the judges, the top ideas are eligible to win a People's Choice award. Take a look at the winners' videos below and vote for your favorite by clicking the link under each category! You may only vote once per category.
health initiatives

Health Initiatives Finalists

Competition focuses on new solutions to healthcare problems. Ideas may focus on a variety of aspects of healthcare, including mental health, dentistry, pharmacy, patient experiences, health outcomes, medical devices, public health and more. Congratulations to the finalists!

  • 1st Place, $xxx | First Last (Major) | Watch Pitch (link)
    • Description of idea
  • 2nd Place, $xxx | First Last (Major) | Watch Pitch (link)
    • Description of idea
  • 3rd Place, $xxx | First Last (Major) | Watch Pitch (link)
    • Description of idea

Vote for People's Choice

creative concepts

Creative Concepts Finalists

Competition focuses on sharing new ideas within the world of art. Ideas may focus on a variety of creative mediums such as fine arts, fashion, music, history, literature and more. 

Finalists will be announced and voting will open on Tuesday, October 27.

common good

Common Good Finalists

Competition focuses on making the world a better and more sustainable place. Ideas maybe connected to eco-friendly, sustainability, social justice, crisis management, natural disaster solutions, and much more.

Finalists will be announced and voting will open on Wednesday, October 28.

consumer solutions

Consumer Solutions Finalists

Competition focuses on innovative solutions to everyday problems. The range for this competition is wide, and covers food products, household goods, living essentials, travel, technology and much more.

Finalists will be announced and voting will open on Thursday, October 29.

Next Steps

Interested in participating in the next IdeaStorm? Check back in early spring for more information.

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