DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THAT SOLVES A PROBLEM OR SATISFIES A NEED?
Apply TODAY to participate in the UTRGV’s Center for Innovation & Commercialization’s Big Idea Competition. Be a part of a fun event where participants will have the opportunity to pitch their venture ideas in a shark tank – like environment, be paired with a mentor, and pitch their ideas to a group of knowledgeable entrepreneurs and innovators for a chance to win cash prices to launch their business.
This competition will be held in person. Participants will be separated into two categories: Student and General. Participants in both categories have a chance to win cash prices in the top 3 places.
All ideas must be submitted by an individual or a team consisting of multiple people, whether UTRGV students of RGV community members.
All entries must be ideas, and not a developed business. An idea that already has a functioning business associated with it will not be accepted. Specifically, the idea:
Participants from the student category may qualify to compete at the Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition, which will take place in December 2021. Participants’ Ideas must fall under these categories:
Who Should Apply?
Application Opens: September 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Information Session #1: September 29, 2021 at 11:00AM
Information Session #2: October 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Deadline to apply: Friday, October 22, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST
Notification of Participants: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 5:00 PM CST
Competition Finale: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 1:00PM- 3:00PM
Location: UTRGV Center for Innovation & Commercialization
Wednesday, October 6 at 8:00am to 12:00am
UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization 307 E Railroad St, Weslaco, TX 78596
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