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Idea Challenge Events

These events have commenced for this year, please check back in Spring 2020.

Join us for our 2019 spring events!

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2019 Event Dates

Date & TimeEventLocation
December 1, 2018$50K Idea Challenge Application OpensOnline Registration
January 30, 2019
5:30 - 7 p.m.
2019 $50K Idea Challenge
Kick-off and Idea Hack(pdf)
Saab ETIC, Perry Atrium, North Campus
RSVP with your name, major, and year in school by email to:
February 12
5 p.m.
$50K Idea Challenge Application
February 19
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Workshop 1:
Identifying Problems
Guest speakers: Prof. Iman Chahine and
Prof. Mazen El Ghaziri
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
February 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Workshop 2:
Assessing Opportunities and Value Proposition
Guest speakers: Prof. Brent Shell and
Prof. Neil Shortland
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
February 25
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Workshop 3:
Developing Business Models
Guest speakers: Prof. Hunter Mack and Prof. Tom O'Donnell
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
February 27
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Workshop 4:
Delivering Your Rocket Pitch
Guest speakers: Prof. Michael Ciuchta andProf. Michelle Veilleux
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
March 4
5 p.m.
Idea Plan DuePlease log into the Manage your TeamMaker page and click on the "Start Idea Plan" link for your project.
March 18Semi-Finalists AnnouncedVia Email and Social Media
March 19-22 and 25-27Rocket Pitch CoachingDifferenceMaker Central,
Lydon Library, Suite 012, North Campus
To schedule a meeting, please email:
March 29
5 p.m.
Revised Idea Plan Due
Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation and Poster Due
Idea Plan: Submit Online
PPT Pitch and Poster, email to:
April 10
12:30 - 6 p.m.
Open to the public
5-6 p.m.
Preliminary Pitch-OffO'Leary Library, 1st Floor, South Campus
April 24
5-8:30 p.m.
$50K Idea ChallengeUniversity Crossing, Moloney Hall, Room 260