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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. 

Winter 2018 Nike Entrepreneurial Mindset Challenge

How would you incorporate Internet of Things (IoT) into a shoe line? Share your idea for a chance of up to $2,000 Grand Prize! Find out full details in the Nike Competition Announcement.

Important Dates:

  • Fri, Jan 26th, 12:00 pm: Kick-Off Lunch with Aaron Weast
  • Fri, Jan 9th, 11:59 pm: Register your team via e-mail (details in announcement)
    • NOTE: If you are looking for team members, let me know. I have had a couple students contact looking for others interested.
  • Tues, Feb 20th, 12:00 pm: Lunch with an Entrepreneur with Aaron Weast- Be sure to RSVP!
  • Mon, Feb 26th, 12:00 pm: Submit your entry via e-mail (details in announcement)
  • Week of March 5th (most likely Tuesday, March 6th), 6:00-7:30 pm: Mentoring Reception and announce winning team

Nike Youtube Videos for Reference:

Past Competition Reference Videos: