Congratulations to the 2020 Innovation Open Winners!

Six entrepreneur teams took home a total of $300,000 in prize money to help start or grow their ventures.

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Meet the student entrepreneurs who will change our world.

Twenty-eight student-entrepreneur teams pitched their ideas during this year's competition.

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Advancing student innovation

Our competition is designed to challenge and advance university student innovators who aim to develop hard tech ventures. We provide critical venture mentorship and funding for student competitors who are launching a hardware enterprise within a wide variety of cutting-edge marketplaces including but not limited to hardware solutions, IoT and social enterprises with a focus on conscious capitalism.

University supported

We value university-supported technologies and the scientists, artists, engineers, enterprisers and designers who develop them.

Best of the best

Collegiate entrepreneurs are elite athletes who must demonstrate perseverance. Hustle and teamwork CAN change the world.

Rise to the challenge!

Our student-led ventures can win one of several prizes during the competition.
Bring your best ideas, and come prepared to dazzle our judges.

Change the world with just one pitch.