Now in its second year! IU Research and the IU Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) are proud to announce the 2023 IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition. The competition will be an opportunity for IU faculty, staff and students to showcase their startup ideas and receive real-world insights from a panel of industry experts and judges.
Every successful company starts with an idea. An idea can be developed and transformed into an innovative solution as well as a startup business. As a leading research and educational institution, IU generates many revolutionary ideas from its faculty, staff and students. To catalyze the transformation from idea to market solution and impact, IU Research and IU Innovation and Commercialization Office (ICO) organized the IU Idea to Startup Pitch Competition during Innovation Week at The Mill.
The top three winners will receive cash awards to be used towards the formation of an IU startup with certain terms and conditions. As an in-kind sponsor, The Mill will offer three and six-month part-time coworking memberships for all members of the winning teams.
First place prize: $15,000 & six-month part-time coworking membership at The Mill
Second place prize: $10,000 & three-month part-time coworking membership at The Mill
Third place prize $5,000 & three-month part-time coworking membership at The Mill