Activities

Competitions

Clapp IDEA Competition


Allows students to pitch their idea to investors for up to $20,000 hosted by the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Kelley School of Business.

Registration deadline: January 31, 2022

Contact: Innovation Fellows

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crossroads

Crossroads Idea Competition

Showcase your idea and get feedback from expert judges. After that, you can take your idea into a pre-accelerator like B-Start, then into Mill Cohorts, eventually on to gBETA!

Deadline: December 3, 2021

Contact: The Mill

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Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge

Supports students who are developing technological innovations with up to $15,000 hosted by the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

Deadline: February 4, 2022

Contact: Travis J. Brown

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Rice Business Plan Competition(RBPC)

The RBPC helps student founders with access to mentors and investment opportunities. They accept 42 teams from around the world competing for $1.5 million in cash and prizes.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Contact: Catherine Santamaria

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Programs

B-Start

Pre-accelerator program connecting IU and Ivy Tech Community College students with local entrepreneurs in Bloomington to help them launch their startup.

Deadline: TBA

Contact: Jennifer Pearl

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Cheng Wu Innovation Fellowship

The fellowship supports you, you commit a summer to develop your technological innovation. A student inventor or team is selected each year, this fellowship includes a scholarship worth $5,000.

Deadline: March 18, 2022

Contact: Travis J. Brown 

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