Last weekend, the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) hosted its annual Startup Games Competition.
The Startup Games is a three-day event where students from all areas of study pitch their ideas to have an impact. After the student pitches, teams were formed and work together to bring the best ideas to life. At the end of the third day, each team had the opportunity to make their four-minute pitch to a group of panelists for a chance to win cash prizes.
Thirty-two ideas were pitched on opening night Oct. 14.
Below is a summary of the winning teams:
Rack Light and Wash Wiz shared first place and were both awarded $900 at Startup Games on Oct. 16 in the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium.
Rack Light is a light that reduces anxiety in the fitness industry; Wash Wiz is a service that creates a more efficient method to do laundry.
Also earning awards were Temp Tape (second place, $750), Rolli Polli (most creative, $250), and Game Place (start it tomorrow, $250).
Temp Tape is a thermometer sticker to measure the temperature of hot beverages and prevent burns, Rolli Polli is a family yard game, and Game Place is an entertainment venue with a focus on community-building through social activity.