The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE™ is a new incentive competition at Iowa State University on the weekend of March 31 – April 1. The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting the event. It will be held at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility in ISU Research Park. Address: 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa, 50010.
The competition theme for this inaugural event is Innovation at Iowa State. There will be two focus areas for participants to solve:
During the event, participants will form in small groups, based on their interests and abilities, then choose one of the two Bold Challenges. Why small groups? With little to lose, entrepreneurial small teams are able to brainstorm and consistently outperform large groups when it comes to innovation. Incentive prizes are perfectly designed to harness this energy!
Featured Facilitator, Dr. Jeffrey Stamp
The brainstorming sessions will be hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Stamp, a professional creative and concept designer who was the inventor of the Frito-Lay Baked! Lays® Potato Crisps. Dr. Stamp is a native of Sheldon, Iowa and leads creative innovation sessions worldwide for corporations, universities, and start-ups. Not only will participants get to learn skills and techniques for creating ideas…they will also gain the entrepreneurial mindset to use daily.
INVESTMENT FOR THE WEEKEND? Free to students, faculty, alumni, and community members thanks to sponsors:
PRIZES FOR THE WEEKEND
BEST AgTech iPRIZE: $1,000 to individual/team
BEST EdTech iPRIZE: $1,000 to individual/team
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
4:00PM: Open Registration & Social Networking
5:30PM: Kick-off with Dr. Jeffrey Stamp
5:45-8:00PM: Creative Session
8:15-8:45PM: Team Formation
8:45PM: Team Kick-off
Dinner & snacks included
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
8:00-9:00AM: Power Breakfast
9:00 -10:15AM: Check-In Review
10:30-11:30AM: How to Pitch Like a Pro
11:30-12:00PM: Pitch Hot Seat
12:00-2:30: Pitch Refinement & Active Work
3:00-5:00: Final Presentations
5:00PM: Judges & Awards
The ISU INNOVATION PRIZE has passed. Be sure to check back next fall for the next ISU INNOVATION PRIZE!
FOR MORE INFORMATION…
Please contact: Diana Wright, ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Blair, ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at email@example.com