Could Your Idea Be the Next Big Thing?

Enter it in the 2019 Innovative Idea Competition!

The Innovative Idea Competition encourages the generation of ideas for innovative products, services, or technologies with potential to become new businesses. The competition features $7,500 in prizes!

WANT TO KNOW MORE? REGISTER HERE TO BE PART OF THE COMPETITION

READY TO SUBMIT? GO TO THE WIZEHIVE PORTAL TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

 

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DON'T MISS THESE IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS!

PEER MENTORING WITH ESA

Wednesday, October 16th | 12-1pm | 1810 Co-Lab

 

1-on-1 MENTORING SESSIONS WITH E-STRATEGISTS

Available by Appointment

 

EXPERT MENTORING NIGHT

Tuesday, October 22nd | 6-8pm | 1810 Accelerator

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Innovative Idea Competition: Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do?

Explain your idea using the simple online application form. You may compete as individuals or in teams, but all contestants must have a Temple University affiliation.

Who is eligible to compete?

Undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and faculty/staff* of Temple University’s 17 schools and colleges are all eligible and strongly encouraged to participate.

*Faculty/staff who advise student ideas are ineligible to compete. The selection committee reserves the right to determine when a conflict of interest exists.

Can non-profit company ideas participate in the Idea Competition?

For the Idea Competition, non-profit ideas are eligible; however, for the Be Your Own Boss Bowl in the spring, non-profit companies are not eligible to participate.

Are there additional eligibility requirements?

Yes. Your idea must have earned less than $5,000 in competitions or raised less than $25,000 in capital.

Are there restrictions on how the award money from the Idea Competition has to be used?

No.

What mentoring benefits are available?

 

IEI hosts two mentoring sessions leading up to the competition: Peer Mentoring (with ESA) held October 16th, and Expert Mentoring (with industry experts) held October 22nd, the night before submissions are due. Students and alumni are welcome to sign up for individual mentoring sessions with one of our expert strategists. Looking for a different kind of mentoring or assistance? Let us know by emailing iei@temple.edu.

How can I be assured that my idea is safe?

 

The Idea Competition honors the confidentiality of all participants’ concepts. Submissions will not be released or copied for any purposes other than use in the Idea Competition. The judges also recognize the sensitivity of the materials being presented. Moreover, all participants, reviewers, judges and committee members are informed that the following is prohibited: Utilizing for commercial gain any material provided to Temple specifically and restrictively for educational purposes without prior permission of the provider. As members of the Idea Competition, all participants, judges, and committee members should consider themselves bound by this code.

That being said, any data or information discussed or divulged in public sessions by entrants should be considered information that could possibly enter the public realm, and entrants should not assume any right of confidentiality in any data or information discussed, divulged, or presented in these sessions.

 

Previous Innovative Idea Competition Winners

2018

Grand Prize

PureTrip by Salman Alotaibi, College of Engineering ‘19

Global Innovation Prize

Athlete Crush by Thilo Kunkel, School of Sport, Tourism, & Hospitality Management 

Upper Track:

1st Place:Invest Out by Tyrone Glover, Fox School of Business & Management ‘96

2nd Place: Miranda by Nikolas Revmatas, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

Undergraduate Track

 

1st Place: Mouse Motel by Paul Gehret, College of Engineering ‘19

2nd Place: Mailroom by Rahul Nimmagadda, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

Crowd Favorite

 

1st Place: PureTrip by Salman Alotaibi, College of Engineering ‘19

 2nd Place: Mailroom by Rahul Nimmagadda, Fox School of Business & Management ‘19

2017

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Biomaterix, Emily Kight, College of Engineering '18

Global Innovation Prize

Biomaterix, Emily Kight, College of Engineering '18

Undergraduate Track

1st Place: C.A.L.M., Daniel Couser, Fox School of Business and Management '18

2nd Place: VibraSoft, Kyle Jezler, College of Engineering '19

Upper Track

1st Place: Immersive Therapy, Keith Regan, Fox School of Business and Management Alumni

2nd Place: QuickReCon, Alexander Garaschenko, Fox School of Business and Management Alumni

Crowd Favorite

1st Place: My Student Quarters, Jessica Rehrig, College of Liberal Arts Alumni

2nd Place: The Atheroprobe, Laura Navarro, College of Science and Technology '21

2016

Grand Prize $2,500

Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

1st Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $1,000

SensiFoam, Conor Vickers

2nd Place Graduate, Faculty, Staff or Alumni $500

Wearable Balance Device, Peter Agada

1st Place Undergraduate $1,000

Regenerative Suspension System. Christopher Ricci

2nd Place Undergraduate $500

Prohibere, Emily Kight

1st Place People's Choice - Crowd Voted $1,000

Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

2nd Place People’s Choice - Crowd Voted $500

Oscar the Grouch Matt McCormick

Global Innovation Prize $500

Pinpointer, Nigel Satenstein

2015

Grand Prize Award

Quick Stabilizing Carbon Stephen Peduto

Global Award

Pound Cake Camille Bell

1st Place, Undergraduate

Seed Dyes Tyler Stoltzfus

1st Place People’s Choice Award

1st Place, Graduate Ka Bom Designs Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo

2nd Place, Graduate

Myjé Severine Bandou

2nd Place People’s Choice Award 2nd Place, Undergraduate

Self-Stabilizing Gloves Sabrina Zouaghi

2014

Anne Nelson Grand Prize

Lia-Pregnancy Test Redesign Bethany Edwards, School of Media and Communications, 2006

 

1st Place, Graduate Faculty, Staff or Alumni

Roar for Good Yasmine Mustafa, Fox School of Business, 2006

 

2nd Place, Graduate Faculty, Staff or Alumni

Heart Upbeat! Cecilia Scimia, School of Medicine, Faculty

 

1st Place, UndergraduateSnow Dissolving Light Post Bradley Blosser, Fox School of Business

 

2nd Place ,Undergraduate

Bouyant Pile Sean Webster, College of Engineering

 

1st Place, People’s Choice Award

Roar for Good Yasmine Mustafa, Fox School of Business, 2006

 

2nd Place, People’s Choice Award

Lia-Pregnancy Test Redesign Bethany Edwards, School of Media and Communications, 2006

2013

Futura mHealth Award

GrassRoots Nicholas Horn, Fox School of Business

Retail & People's Choice Award

Hook Kahn (Karen) Louise Miller, CHPSW

MADV Grand Prize Award

Genie Player Zhewei Zhang, Fox School of Business

PAC Strapping Award

Screw Up Michael Haley, Fox School of Business

ED Kane Award

City Brella Meng Hsuan Tsai, Fox School of Business

Joseph Weiss Award

WebTV Joe Doyle, Fox School of Business

Nancy & Bill Baxter Award

Greener Greens Michael Ward, Science & Technology

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