Ideastorm
October 1 - 4, 2018
open to all UI students

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September 28, 2018

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Does your idea solve a problem in a unique way? With IdeaStorm, University of Iowa students can share their business idea in two minutes or less with a panel of judges and an audience. After the presentation finishes, the judges will provide immediate feedback to help improve ideas. IdeaStorms are entry level pitch competitions across the University of Iowa’s campus that encourage students to share their innovative ideas with others, all while familiarizing themselves with the pitching process. $1,500 will be awarded in cash prizes to the top five ideas at each competition to help take their idea to the next level. Top idea receives $500. 

This year IdeaStorm will be taking place over four days with four different themed nights. 

October 1st 6:30p.m., Health Initiatives at 1459 PBDBCreating a better well-being through healthcare innovation

  • Health Initiatives focuses on new solutions to healthcare problems. The range is wide, and will focus on all aspects of healthcare, including mental health, dentistry, pharmacy, patient experiences, health outcomes, medical devices, public health and more.

October 2nd 5:30p.m.,Creative Concepts at 116 ABWInnovation through art, design, history, music and literature

  • Creative Concepts focuses on sharing new ideas within the world of art. Ideas may focus on a variety of creative mediums including, but not limited to: fine arts, fashion, design, music, history, literature and more.

October 3rd 5:30p.m., Common Good at 2229 SC: Inspiring change through social and sustainable ideas to benefit the common good.

  • Common Good focuses on eco friendliness, sustainability, social justice, crisis management, natural disaster solutions, and much more.

October 4th 5:30p.m., Consumer Solutions at MERGEExploring Solutions to everyday problems through new products or services.

  • Consumer Solutions 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.

Learn more about IdeaStorm by clicking here