UW-Stout IDEATION JAM

24 hours of Inspiration, Perspiration, Ideation, and Innovation
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Learn how to start a company in a weekend.

February 24-26, 2023

Intensive three-day event:
Friday 5-9 pm | Saturday 9-9 pm | Sunday 9-4 pm

Bring your ideas, a team, or conjure up something after you start jamming with others!  Get your ideas out of the concept stage! Meals are provided!

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UW-Stout IDEATION JAM

Open to all students, faculty, and staff. SPACE IS LIMITED
Application Open

JOIN the 2023 Ideation Jam for a weekend of idea generation, business tips, pitch training, and feedback from campus and professional mentors.  Participants will gain the following:

  • Learn Lean Start-Up methods used by WiSys in their WiSys Big Idea Tournament.
  • Build cross-campus and cross-disciplinary friendships between and among students AND faculty.
  • Conduct customer discovery and early market analysis (key elements that make or break a start-up’s success). 
  • Meet experienced mentors, facilitators, and investors who want to see your idea succeed.
  • Learn about start-up business creation even if you do not want to start a company.
  • Gain a toolkit to turn your ideas into reality.
  • Ideation Jammers will be able to show off new skills in creativity, prototyping, pitching, and pivoting.

Note: The Ideation Jam concludes with non-competitive pitches in front of a professional panel and mentor-like feedback. Following the Jam, however, attendees may remain to pitch in the PreQualifying competition for the WiSys Big Idea Tournament.

WiSys Big Idea

The WiSys Big Idea Tournament is an entrepreneurship competition open to undergraduate and graduate students attending University of Wisconsin System schools across the state (except UW-Madison). The competition teaches cutting-edge lean startup business development tools, provides business mentorship, and allows participants to compete at a state level for a chance to win seed funding for their idea.

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Register to be in the UW-Stout Qualifier

for the WiSys Big Idea Tournament
Register

UW-Stout is holding its local qualifier event following the Ideation Jam from 4:30 - 6 pm in Jarvis Hall Science Wing 112.

Three teams will win cash prizes and be selected to move on to the statewide tournament.  WiSys is pleased to provide the following cash prizes to winning teams: 1st place ($2,500), 2nd place ($1,500), and 3rd place ($750).