APPStart Challenge


Do you have an app idea?

 
Have you ever had an idea for a new mobile app, but it didn't go anywhere because you didn't have the tools and resources to develop it? Try the APPStart Challenge, which will connect your great idea with the expertise and resources necessary for commercial launch.

The contest is open to faculty, staff, students and alumni from WiSys schools: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater.

The winner will receive a prize package totaling over $10,000 in cash and services to assist in launching the app as a business. For questions about the contest, please read the FAQ. If you still have questions, please contact Adhira Sunkara.

Important Dates and Deadlines

NOV. 2, 2020
Deadline to submit your app idea to WiSys through the online form.

NOVEMBER 2020
A panel of experts will review all ideas and select semifinalists based on commercial relevance.

DECEMBER 2020
Semifinalists pitch to APPStart partners.

JANUARY - MAY 2021
Finalists develop a business plan and work with a development partner to build a prototype app.

SUMMER 2021
Final presentations and awards.