The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will present its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 29, in Shiley Hall room 301. This competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their proposed ventures from within the local entrepreneurial community, win cash awards, and move on to the opportunity to acquire seed funding, as well as legal and other services, that will help advance an entrepreneurial opportunity to the next stage. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations. Additionally, this year adds a new track focused on Invention, allowing students to highlight something they developed through the InventOR Statewide student invention program.
Preliminary rounds start at 9 a.m., lunch is 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., and the finals round is 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Invention round will take from from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3:30 t0 4 p.m. Prizes include $1,250 for first place (for-profit and non-profit); $750 for second place (for-profit) and $250 for third place (for-profit). Sponsors include LivePlan, Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Klarquist Sparkman LLP, AARP Foundation, Portland Business Journal, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at x7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.