2022 Startup Idea Demo Day


November 1st: Deadline to apply

November 2nd: Startup Idea Audition Day, All applicants will be invited to pitch on November 2nd. 

November 9th: Startup Idea Demo Day

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
  • A person can only be on one team
  • All applicants will be invited to pitch on November 3rd Startup Idea Audition Day

Top teams will be invited to pitch on November 10th Startup Idea Demo Day

Presentation Information

  • 4-minute presentation of your idea
  • 4 minutes of questions for reviewing panel
  • 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 up to 10 teams
  • Must make case for why a portion of the funds should go to your company
  • Funds must go towards advancing your idea
  • Panel will determine distribution amounts based on each team’s pitch and ask


For any questions, please contact: Shevori Gene at sgene@ithaca.edu, Brad Treat at btreat@ithaca.edu or Ed Catto at ecatto@ithaca.edu