Do you have a passion to solve current issues with your entrepreneurial mindset? Use your ideas to build the future you’ve always envisioned.
What is the BEAR Innovation Competition?
The BEAR Innovation Competition is an annual innovation competition for students who feel a drive to create real-life solutions for the real-life problems existing in the world. Whether it be in the form of a service, brand, products, or social enterprise, ideas come from all types of people in all shapes in form. Take an idea from “dream” to “do” by signing up for BEAR Innovation Competition this year.
The BEAR Innovation competition is open to all students within any major and class year. The competition encourages independent, creative students to take their initial idea and develop an action plan that satisfies a need within any type of market. Your call to action is free to describe either a for-profit or not-for-profit enterprise.
The BEAR Innovation Competition launches in February and concludes in April. During the fall semester, students and faculty can participate in workshops, attend talks through the INSPIRE Speaker Series, and take advantage of web-based resources on entrepreneurship. During the spring semester, teams of students submit their entrepreneurial ideas and supporting documentation, work with a pool of mentors, present their projects to a panel of outside judges, and compete for awards.
The U-Imagine Center awards $10,000 total in cash prizes:
$3,500 for 1st place, $2,500 for 2nd place, $1,500 for 3rd place, $2,000 “Ready, Set, Go!” prize and $500for the group with the best pitch performance.
(All presentations will be pitched live among a panel of judges whom are well-versed in professional entrepreneurship