24 10, 2019

UW’s Fisher Innovation Launchpad Announces 10 Finalists

By |2019-10-24T08:13:07+00:00October 24th, 2019|Competition, Wyoming|0 Comments

Ten innovative businesses -- that range from a company that has created a digital assistant to track workouts and diet, to a virtual reality system to help children learn music instruments -- are finalists in a University of Wyoming entrepreneurship competition. The finalists are UW graduate and undergraduate students, alumni and faculty who will compete [...]

28 01, 2019

Southeast Missouri State University announces third annual Startup Pitch Competition

By |2019-01-28T09:55:17+00:00January 28th, 2019|Competition, Missouri|0 Comments

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University announces the third annual Southeast Startup Pitch Competition will take place on May 1. The Startup Pitch Competition gives current full-time undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop real-world skills for an innovative new business idea. The incentive is a cash prize [...]

28 01, 2019

ASU startup wins Arizona Innovation Challenge 

By |2019-01-28T09:52:56+00:00January 28th, 2019|Arizona, Competition|0 Comments

Breezing, a spinout company that was the result of discoveries made at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, was recently named an Arizona Innovation Challenge winner by the Arizona Commerce Authority. The startup, founded by NJ Tao, director of the Biodesign Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, and Erica Forzani, a researcher in the center and an associate [...]

16 01, 2019

Got a great business idea? $100K up for grabs in University of Utah’s entrepreneur challenge

By |2019-01-16T09:12:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|Competition, Utah|0 Comments

Utah college and high school students looking to become the "Next Big Thing" in business have a chance to score some serious cash and get a little real-world experience, thanks to the University of Utah's Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Lassonde's 14th annual Utah Entrepreneur Challenge is open to students from all public and private Utah colleges. [...]

20 12, 2018

Five student ventures progress to compete for $100,000 prize in 2019 ASU Innovation Open | ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact

By |2018-12-20T09:58:21+00:00December 20th, 2018|Arizona, Competition, Student Funds|0 Comments

Last Friday, five student-led teams each won $5,000 and moved one step closer to potentially earning the $100,000 grand prize to fund their startups in the ASU Innovation Open pitch competition. Excitement and expectation reverberated throughout the presentation room at ASU’s SkySong campus as the early-stage entrepreneurs representing the top 15 ventures presented five-minute pitches [...]

6 12, 2018

How the New Venture Challenge Is Helping Cement Chicago’s Reputation as the Next Great Startup Hub 

By |2018-12-06T08:42:14+00:00December 6th, 2018|Competition, Illinois, Student Funds|0 Comments

At first glance, Tovala’s Chicago headquarters looks like an ordinary apartment. But upon opening the front door to the office space, located in the city’s River West neighborhood, visitors are greeted with an open space filled with boxes, home goods and employees buzzing like worker bees. Some cooked in the test kitchen. Others sat at their [...]

25 09, 2018

U Wyoming’s Casper Start-Up Challenge Announces Finalists

By |2018-09-25T10:45:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Competition, Wyoming|0 Comments

The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC), a business development program of the University of Wyoming with business incubators in Laramie, Casper, and Sheridan is continuing to build upon the successes of their Casper Start-Up Challenge with a third year of the competition and another $50,000 fund to seed Casper. “Every year the applicants to the [...]

4 06, 2018

Startup companies speed pitch at Texas A&M’s New Ventures Competition 

By |2018-06-04T08:47:05+00:00June 4th, 2018|Competition|0 Comments

In 20 minutes, six companies proved their worth to a panel of judges and a collection of investors Thursday at this year's Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Ultimately, Alex Wesley's Arovia took the top prize of $50,000 for the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display or SPUD, the desktop-size collapsible display that uses umbrella technology for portability. With [...]

3 05, 2018

Invent Penn State’s Venture & IP Conference showcases disruptive innovations 

By |2018-05-03T15:02:57+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Competition, Pennsylvania|0 Comments

Following an extraordinary debut in 2016, this year’s Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference, held April 19-20 at the Penn State Hotel and Conference Center, attracted more than 600 participants, including 80 startup companies and more than 40 venture capitalists and industry advisers — all working together to drive innovation, foster collaboration and enable startup [...]

26 04, 2018

Iowa State University CYstarters accelerator supports students’ big ideas 

By |2018-04-26T13:57:25+00:00April 26th, 2018|Competition, Iowa|0 Comments

With as much as $13,000 at stake, expectations were high. Judges were looking for viable, well-conceived concepts worthy of the investment. Those vying for the funding had 10 minutes to make their case. “The pitch is everything. I want to know how invested they are in the idea,” said Dave Sly, senior lecturer in industrial [...]