Build and pitch a business idea in 48 hours! Whether you have a great business idea or just want to learn how to develop one, Startup Challenge is for you! No affiliation with Penn State University is required to participate. Startup Challenge welcomes participants from all locations, backgrounds and levels of experience. Startup Challenge is an action-packed 3-day startup intensive for community, students and professionals with early-stage business ideas. Whether your strengths are in engineering, business, design, development – or something else entirely - Startup Challenge gives you the structure and support to build a business model and craft a powerful pitch. The event culminates in a final pitch competition on Sunday afternoon, where teams compete to win prizes to support further development of their business idea. Come solo or bring a few friends - you are sure to learn a lot and have a blast while you build your winning business pitch.