Texas High School Ideas Challenge

Ages:High School

Categories:Business, Entrepreneurship

Scope:State

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The Texas High School Ideas Challenge motivates high school students to explore entrepreneurship and discover the benefit of an entrepreneurial mindset. The Challenge is modeled after the Raymond Ideas Challenge available to current students at Texas A&M University. To compete, students only need an idea! There is no business plan or product development required for the Texas High School Ideas Challenge. Students must prepare and submit a compelling application that illustrated the creative, careful, and methodical planning that has gone into their idea.

Students only need an idea, there is no business plan or pitch involved. As you apply, you are asked about your idea.

The judges are looking for competitors who have an outstanding idea and clearly indicate that their idea creates values. Judges are also looking for competitors whose idea is able to defend itself against other ideas in the competition. Finally, each idea should demonstrate to the judges that it is viable in the marketplace with clear evidence that the idea is attractive to a customer. As a whole, an application should serve as a convincing argument as to why the idea is valuable, unique, viable, and needed.
The Texas High School Ideas Challenge Awards

Individual Award.

Awards range from $750 to $2,500.

Website: https://mays.tamu.edu/mcferrin-center-for-entrepreneurship/texas-high-school-ideas-challenge/

Managing Organization: Texas A&M University Mays School of Business

Contact:
Shanna Spencer
shannaspencer@tamu.edu

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Only current Texas residents enrolled in high school are eligible to compete. Competitors must be between the ages of 14-18. Competitors may choose to enter as an individual or as a team (limit of 5 members per team). Competitors/teams may submit as many ideas as they wish. Note that each idea will require a separate application. A single person will be allowed to participate in no more than two ideas as a Finalist.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The Texas High School Ideas Challenge motivates high school students to explore entrepreneurship and discover the benefit of an entrepreneurial mindset. The Challenge is modeled after the Raymond Ideas Challenge available to current students at Texas A&M University. To compete, students only need an idea! There is no business plan or product development required for the Texas High School Ideas Challenge. Students must prepare and submit a compelling application that illustrated the creative, careful, and methodical planning that has gone into their idea.

Process

Students only need an idea, there is no business plan or pitch involved. As you apply, you are asked about your idea.

Criteria

The judges are looking for competitors who have an outstanding idea and clearly indicate that their idea creates values. Judges are also looking for competitors whose idea is able to defend itself against other ideas in the competition. Finally, each idea should demonstrate to the judges that it is viable in the marketplace with clear evidence that the idea is attractive to a customer. As a whole, an application should serve as a convincing argument as to why the idea is valuable, unique, viable, and needed.

Awards

The Texas High School Ideas Challenge Awards

Individual Award.

Awards range from $750 to $2,500.

Participate

Website: https://mays.tamu.edu/mcferrin-center-for-entrepreneurship/texas-high-school-ideas-challenge/

Managing Organization: Texas A&M University Mays School of Business

Contact:
Shanna Spencer
shannaspencer@tamu.edu

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Only current Texas residents enrolled in high school are eligible to compete. Competitors must be between the ages of 14-18. Competitors may choose to enter as an individual or as a team (limit of 5 members per team). Competitors/teams may submit as many ideas as they wish. Note that each idea will require a separate application. A single person will be allowed to participate in no more than two ideas as a Finalist.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.