Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Contests and Competitions

The challenge is on.

Innovation Competitions keep things lively around the School of Engineering!  Each quarter, student teams put their entrepreneurial mindsets and creative problem-solving skills to the test vying for cash prizes. Contests involve local industrial partners (BMW, Intel, nVIDIA, NASA, to name a few), alumni, and a talented group of innovators and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. 

Fall 2018 Podium Sports Technology Challenge- Grand Prize up to $2,000!

The sports market in North America alone is $70B/yr. An ever-increasing aspect of this market is the incorporation of technology as a way to improve athlete performance, to enhance safety, and to improve the fan experience. Podium, a Silicon Valley venture group and accelerator program, challenges you to propose a novel technology-oriented product/service/system to create value in the sporting market.

Grand prize of up to $2,000 with possible honorable mention awards!

Grand prize of $1,500. We will increase the grand prize to $2,000 if at least 30 students participate!

Be sure to read the full Podium Challenge Announcement and Guidelines to find out all the details and requirements.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept 25th- Competition Kick-Off Lunch
  • Friday, Oct 5th, 5:00 pm- Deadline to register teams
  • Wed, Oct 10th, 12:00 pm- Q & A session with Podium VC
  • Mon, Oct 29th, 11:59 pm- Submit entry
  • Wed, Nov 7th, 6:00 pm- Mentoring Reception and Challenge Winner announced


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