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FAQs

  1. What if I don't have an idea?
    • Think of a problem that needs to be solved and start brainstorming! You can also join us at the the Identifying a Need/Problem Workshop on 2/12 at noon and also the Ideation & Value Proposition Workshop. Come to Coworking every Tuesday (3:30-5 p.m.), Wednesday (1-3 p.m.) or Friday (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) for some extra weekly guidance.
  2. What is coworking?
    • Coworking is an informal opportunity to ask questions, collaborate, work on your business idea, and bounce your idea off the Hynes Institute Staff, your peers, and mentors.
  3. I've never taken a business class. Will I be at a disadvantage?
    • Entrepreneurs are not only business students! Anyone who has an idea and passion can be successful in the Iona Innovation Challenge, and as an entrepreneur. You will not be at a disadvantage.
  4. How many students can be on a team?
    • You can participate by yourself or with up to 4 students on a team (including yourself).
  5. Can non-Iona students be part of my team?
    • Yes!
  6. Do I have to complete all three milestones to participate in the Final Pitch?
    • Yes, in order to be eligible to pitch at the final event, you must complete all three.
  7. Do I have to complete all three milestones to participate in the Fan Favorite Contest?
    • Yes, in order to be eligible to participate in the Fan Favorite Contest, you must complete all three.
  8. If I win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place could I still win the Fan Favorite Contest too?
    • Yes, you can!
  9. I've already started my business. Can I still participate?
    • Yes!