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Startup Weekend Iowa City

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend Iowa City is an exciting and immersive foray into the world of startups. Over an action-packed three days, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster, and maybe even start that business!

Why Startup Weekend?

Connect with other creators! Startup Weekend is a great place to connect with passionate people driven to build something new. There is no better place to meet new friends, colleagues, mentors, cofounders, and investors.

Start something great! Knowing you're not alone can make all the difference. Startup Weekend provides participants many opportunities to engage and connect with like-minded individuals — and truly start something amazing.

Learn from the best! Learn what it really takes to innovate, disrupt, and start a company from people who've been there. Startup Weekend features deep experiential learning guided by an experienced hand.

Improve your knowledge! Sometimes you really need more skills and knowledge to go to the next level. Startup Weekend also goes deep on specific topics or skill sets. Just what you need to progress quickly.

Startup Weekend Iowa City has been a tradition in eastern Iowa since 2011, and EntrePartners has managed the program locally since 2018. Since 2021, we've added an online version of Startup Weekend to our schedule each January, to complement the in-person event in July.

Get your tickets here for Startup Weekend Iowa City!

Pitches from Previous Events

Startup Weekend Iowa City 2018

Friday Night Idea Pitches

Sunday Night Demo Day

Individual Demos:

Better HireS


Magic Compass

Practical Engineering

Sandwich Hero

Startup Weekend Iowa City 2019

Sunday Night Demo Day

Individual Demos:



Food Fight



MRI Solutions

Startup Weekend Iowa City 2021

Sunday Night Demo Day

Individual Demos:

B Sharp


Gamified Investing

The Fork

Startup Weekend Iowa City 2022

Sunday Night Demo Day

Individual Demos:


CEU Happy Hour

Jolt Education