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. 

Congratulations to Podium Sports Technology Challenge Winners!

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, challenged our students to propose a novel technology-oriented product/service/system to create value in the sporting market.

Congratulations to our winning team, WallBar, for their entry for a self serve beverage station at stadiums. Good job to Will McMullen (General Engineering), Keith Dorais (Mechanical Engineering), Matt Belford (Mechanical Engineering), and Mark Anthony Vogel (Political Science/Business) along with the rest of the participants. Thank you to Podium VC for their support and partnership throughout the quarter.


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