Monday, September 25, 2017

At IdeaStorm, University of Iowa students share their business idea in one minute to a panel of judges and an audience. Ideastorm familiarizes students with the process of a pitch competition. The top five ideas were awarded cash prizes to help take their idea to the next level.

This year, twenty-three student business ideas were pitched at IdeaStorm, with ideas ranging from virtual reality shopping to water purification systems to psychology-based dating applications.

  • 1st Place: $500 – Isabel Reed: Myers Briggs test matching you with friends in your area
  • 2nd Place: $400 – Lauren Lardner: Virtual reality shopping
  • 3rd Place: $300 – Jill Nguyen: Video connect for long distance relationships
  • 4th Place: $200 – Johanna Dietrich: Water purification system
  • 5th Place: $100 – Spencer Elbert: Glasssdoor for college sports

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the top 5!