All events will take place in the Iowa Memorial Union. For more details on all activities happening at Surge Summit and the Hawkeye Innovation Expo, please visit

10:45 – 11:45 in the Big Ten Theater (Room 348) – Current Cohort and Alumni Final Pitch-Off
11:45 – 12:15 in the Big Ten Theater (Room 348) – Lunch and winners announced
12:30 – 2 PM – Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion (optional)
This years keynote speech will be from Mark Kaufman, Iowa Alum and founder of Athletico, one of the nation's most innovative physical therapy studios. Founded in Chicago in 1991, Athletico now has almost 400 facilities in 10 states and is valued at around $2 billion. Joining Mark will be Ron Kaminski, owner of HBK Engineering, an engineering design firm headquartered in Chicago. With 9 locations and 400 employees, HBK prides itself on it's divers and inclusive culture and community involvement.
2 – 4 PM – Hawkeye Innovation Expo (optional)
Experience the brightest innovative students, organizations, businesses, and faulty from all over campus. This expo will include booths from all over campus, interactive activities, and the Founders Club Fair.

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