The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will present its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 28, 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 that will help advance an entrepreneurial opportunity to the next stage. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations.
Returning this year, the $100K Competition includes a special track focused on “Invention,” allowing students to highlight products or services they developed and can take further with the support of the InventOR Statewide student invention program.
Preliminary rounds start at 9 a.m., lunch is noon to 1 p.m., and the finals round is 1 to 3:30 p.m. The Invention round will take place from from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Prizes include $1,250 for first place (for-profit, non-profit and invetion); $750 for second place (for-profit) and $250 for third place (for-profit). Sponsors include VTM Group, Cinder Staffing, LivePlan, Schlesinger Companies, A to Z Wineworks, AARP Foundation, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.