2019 CSUSB Innovation Challenge – May 23rd
Do you have a cutting edge idea that will help change CSUSB, our community, or quite possibly the world?
San Bernardino, CA – The Annual CSUSB Innovation Challenge competition gives everyone at CSUSB the opportunity to team up, sharpen new ideas, and solve problems. The event features finalists presenting their business plans and competing for $20,000 in prize money – be there and witness the nerv-wracking final moments!
Embrace the Coyote Spirit of Innovation! Witness the collective genius of the CSUSB community delivering emerging ideas to WIN BIG!!! Attend the Main Event on MAY 23th at the CSUSB, foyer reception and presentation at the San Manuel Theater!
Entries were submitted in April, with teams formed to pitch their ideas. Each competing team are required to have a CSUSB student as a qualified team member AND a minimum of two different colleges and/ or divisions retained. After being qualified, the teammates can include any student, faculty, staff and alumni of CSUSB in order to be eligible.
The CSUSB Innovation Challenge is hosted by Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE). IECE supports the efforts of students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners, in the Inland Empire by delivering a wide range of programs and services. It founded the distinguished Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards, recently celebrating its 17th anniversary. In 2005, the first Garner Holt Student Fast Pitch Competition provided CSUSB students with the opportunity to pitch their business ideas for a cash prize, becoming a highly anticipated annual event. More recently, the Catalyst Business Accelerator helped launch Kids that Code by providing mentoring, financial support, and a workspace to test their business idea. In addition to this, IECE has assisted over nearly 70,000 individuals in the community through business assistance programs such as the Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC).