BEAR Innovation Materials & Resources

This page is a one-stop-shop for the BEAR Innovation Participants. All the information that you will need to succeed in this year’s competition can be found on this page.

Materials to Help You Succeed:

Competition Instructions/Guidelines

BEAR Innovation Timeline:

Wednesday, February 17th (12PM-1PM)

Problem Brainstorm Solution Workshop

Wednesday, March 1st (12PM-1PM)

Business Canvas Workshop

Friday, March 3rd 

Registration Closes & Initial Elevator Pitch

Friday, March 3rd

Mentors Assigned

Wednesday, March 15th (12PM-1PM)

Attend Pitch Workshop

Monday, March 20th 

Submit 5-Minute Pitch Qualtrics Here

Wednesday, March 22nd (12PM-1PM)

Prototype Workshop

Friday, March 24th

Submit Written Proposal, Slide Deck, and Prototype Qualtrics Here

Friday, March 31st

Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, April 1st

Final Slide Deck Due Qualtrics Here

Sunday, April 2nd


More Supplemental Materials:

These materials will be updated and improved as we help you through the process. If you have any questions please reach out to Maureen Cumpstone at for help.

Written Proposal Example
Supplemental Videos
Business Model Canvas Workshop
Prototype Workshop
Pitch Workshop

Instructional Video:


Frequently Asked Questions:

BEAR Innovation Sponsors:

Rob Gilfillan - President of Cenero 

Meet Rob

Learn more about Cenero here

Cenero is a service-focused audio visual, unified communications and IT solutions provider dedicated to the intelligent integration of products and services to create high-value solutions for our clients that improve communication and efficiency. Learn more about Cenero


Meet Our 2023 Judges:

Meet Our 2023 Keynote Speaker:

coming soon…

Meet Our 2023 Mentors:

Amy Pawloski

Amy Pawloski

Amy is President of her own compliance consulting practice, Strategic Versatility. Her practice focuses on implementing healthcare compliance programs, evolving clients’ compliance strategies, and developing risk-based compliance solutions. Amy is also a Board Member and Vice President of Helio Argos, a startup life sciences technology solution organization. She is a sought-out industry thought leader in compliance data analytics and strategy development. Amy’s experience includes 20+ years of in-house pharmaceutical compliance and operational leadership. She began her career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse Coopers after graduating from Villanova University. She lives in Phoenixville, PA with her husband, daughter, and dog, Finn.


Submission Form for Materials

Please submit all of the follow materials to the form linked here:

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about the BEAR Innovation Competition, please contact:

BEAR Innovation Project Leader Joe Shapiro -