Innovator Competition

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Nov 15, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Not Currently Available

To encourage the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, the Jacobson Institute sponsors the Innovator Competition each fall and spring. This investment in the future of entrepreneurship provides high school innovators with financial support and feedback from successful entrepreneurs.

HOW TO COMPETE What you'll need for the application*:

  • A one-page Executive Summary
  • Photos of student/team
  • Photo(s) of product (if applicable)
*Competitors also need the support and assistance of a teacher or adult   If you're selected as a finalist:
  • Give a 3-minute Elevator Pitch via Zoom video conferencing to our panel of entrepreneur judges
  • Pitch is followed by 4 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • No travel required. You'll pitch from school during the school day (which is why you need adult support).

Innovator Competition Award

Team Award.

Winners are awarded a combined total of $3,000 in seed capital to take their idea, product or business to the next level.

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Website: https://jacobsoninstitute.org/innovator-competition

Managing Organization: Jacobson Institute

Contact:

jacobson-institute@uiowa.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
The competition is for ANY high school student in grades 9-12. Students don't need a background or course work in business to compete. They just need motivation, passion and a good idea!   Can students compete more than once? Yes, within the following guidelines: During an academic year, students who receive first, second or third place in the fall cannot compete again in the spring. If students receive an honorable mention award in the fall, they are eligible to compete again in the spring. The competition starts over each school year, meaning that all students are eligible to compete regardless of whether they previously received a prize.

Registration Closes
Nov 15, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

To encourage the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, the Jacobson Institute sponsors the Innovator Competition each fall and spring. This investment in the future of entrepreneurship provides high school innovators with financial support and feedback from successful entrepreneurs.

Process

HOW TO COMPETE What you'll need for the application*:
  • A one-page Executive Summary
  • Photos of student/team
  • Photo(s) of product (if applicable)
*Competitors also need the support and assistance of a teacher or adult   If you're selected as a finalist:
  • Give a 3-minute Elevator Pitch via Zoom video conferencing to our panel of entrepreneur judges
  • Pitch is followed by 4 minutes of Q&A with the judges
  • No travel required. You'll pitch from school during the school day (which is why you need adult support).

Criteria

Awards

Innovator Competition Award

Team Award.

Winners are awarded a combined total of $3,000 in seed capital to take their idea, product or business to the next level.

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,000
  • 3rd Place: $500

Participate

Website: https://jacobsoninstitute.org/innovator-competition

Managing Organization: Jacobson Institute

Contact:

jacobson-institute@uiowa.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
The competition is for ANY high school student in grades 9-12. Students don't need a background or course work in business to compete. They just need motivation, passion and a good idea!   Can students compete more than once? Yes, within the following guidelines: During an academic year, students who receive first, second or third place in the fall cannot compete again in the spring. If students receive an honorable mention award in the fall, they are eligible to compete again in the spring. The competition starts over each school year, meaning that all students are eligible to compete regardless of whether they previously received a prize.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Nov 15, 2021 12:01am
America/New_York