UC Imagine Fest
This year’s focus is on working to find innovative and creative solutions to solving problems that have surfaced due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus.
What is the UC Imagine Fest?
The UC-Imagine Fest is a 15-hour marathon event where students work together to find innovative and creative solutions for existing problems. During the program, students work to develop their solutions and pitch their final plan to a panel of judges. Our calculated processes assist students to communicate the validity of a problem and offer a creative solution that meets the needs of a reachable market.
This Year’s Focus
This year’s focus is on solving problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the way it has impacted various aspects of our daily lives. We are asking students to explore the many issues that have presented themselves since the emergence of COVID-19 in March, and work toward developing innovative solutions for a selected issue. Not all creative solutions have to reinvent the wheel and may already exist in the current market. Students are encouraged to re-design existing solutions or create new solutions, sustainable for our community going forward.
How does it work?
Students will pose their problem to all other students. Once all the problems have been proposed, every student will have the option to pick which problem they would like to work on to solve as a team. The team will then work to develop an innovative solution to their problem, receiving help from our advisors to advance their thinking. Finally, students will pitch their solution to a panel of judges. The judges are evaluating the quality of the pitch, as well as the solutions offered
Resources And Perks
The Center invites professional mentors to meet with each team. They are available to help guide each team in a direction that keeps pitches comprehensive and persuasive. The afternoon will be spent creating a simple business model, preparing a presentation draft, and practicing each team’s pitch. Meals, snacks, and beverages are provided throughout the duration of the competition to keep you in your best creative headspace.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 UC Imagine Fest
If you are interested in learning more about the solutions developed during this year’s fest check out the news story below!
First Place - $150: Project Light
Second Place - $100: Speaking From Success
Third Place - $50: Interactive Education
Honorable Mention: We’ve Done That Before
Honorable Mention: C-Clear
Honorable Mention: COVID Bracelet
Thank you to all of our Alumni for speaking, judging, and mentoring our students and inspiring them to innovate creative solutions for their projects.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Rock-a-Thon
First Place - $1,000: Booby Fong Community Center
Second Place - $750: Rice Fields Shuttle
Third Place - $500: Ursinus Mural Arts