Startup Idea Demo Day

1st Annual Startup Idea Demo Day!

"Have a great idea?, make it a reality!"


About Startup Idea Demo Day:

As a celebration of entrepreneurship, students will showcase their ideas to seasoned entrepreneurs to make their businesses – and their dreams a reality! Regardless of major or year, you can develop and showcase your entrepreneurial ideas and make them a reality. Mimicking the launch of a startup and the process it takes to get there, Startup Idea Demo Day participants will learn what ideas qualify for successful businesses, practice pitching their ideas and learn how to connect with established entrepreneurs. All you need is an idea to participate!


November 6th: Deadline to apply 
November 10th: Startup Idea Audition Day - BUS 114
November 12th: Mandatory 1-on-1 presentation coaching for Top 12 with Brad Treat
November 17th: Startup Idea Demo Day - Rev: Startup Works in downtown Ithaca 

Participation Rules:

• Open to all current Ithaca College students
• No entry fee
• An idea can be submitted by an individual or a team, but all team
members must be current Ithaca College students
• Only one entry per team
• A person can only be on one team
• All applicants will be invited to pitch on November 10th's Startup
Idea Audition Day
• Top 12 teams will be invited to pitch on November 17th's Startup
Idea Audition Day

Presentation Info:

• 4 minute presentation of your idea
• 4 minutes of questions from reviewing panel
• A/V, Powerpoint, props, samples, etc are all allowed, but not required
• Panel will consist of experienced entrepreneurs


• $5,000 available to help your idea grow - to be shared among 12 teams
• Must make case for why a portion of the funds should go to your company
• Funds must go towards advancing your idea
• Reimbursements and/or invoices, not cash awards
• Top 12 teams will all be guaranteed at least $100 of funding
• Panel will determine distribution amounts based on each team's pitch and ask

For any questions please contact:

Mia Pankoski at 


Brad Treat at 

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