Enter the ideaLabs competition and win money for Spring Break!
Throughout February and March the BME Coulter Program in collaboration with Blackstone LaunchPad, Peter Galen, and the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC), sponsor the 2013 ideaLabs competition, culminating a local business idea competition the afternoon of March 8th, 2013 at the Mandel Center.
Upcoming Information Sessions:
Plan on attending an upcoming information session:
- 5:00 pm Friday February 22, Nord Hall Room 400
- 5:00 pm Monday February 25, Wickenden Hall Room 322
ideaLabs 2013 Competition
ideaLabs is a business concept competition to celebrate the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among college students.
CWRU's involvement with ideaLabs started with membership in the EEC, a consortium of nine public and private colleges and universities committed to providing practical, experiential and theoretical entrepreneurship education to Northeast Ohio college students. Through EEC, CWRU students have the opportunity to participate in the EEC’s ideaLabs competition and Entrepreneurship Immersion Week.
The 2013 CWRU ideaLabs competition offers up to $10,000 in prize money at the undergraduate level and $18,000 for the graduate biomedical science competition.
The 2013 ideaLabs business concept competition for CWRU participants is being hosted at 2:00pm Friday 8 March at the Mandel Cetner. This is a chance for students to share innovative business idea with others. The top three business concepts in both the undergraduate and graduate competitions will receive monetary awards. The top undergraduate team will advance to the regional EEC ideaLabs held at Kent State University, Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2013.
Instructions and forms are available here:
Previous ideaLabs Winners are:
2012 Regional Team Competition at Hiram College
Justin Isaacs, Nanoharv (1st place)
Nicholas Barron, PotHole Patch (1st place)
Andrew Flagg, RentLocal.com (2nd place)<
2011 ideaLabs CWRU Concept Winners
Paige Cramer, RexiGen (1st place)
Ian Wong, FreshBag (2nd place)
Chris Wentz, SpeedyTables (3rd place)
Austin Schmidt and Solomon Alkhasov, Affinity Algorithms (1st place)
Mark Lorkowski and Dan Jones, CEL (2nd place)
Andrew Flagg, FlashMediaHub (3rd place)
Immersion Week 2013
EIW is an intensive one-week, academic immersion experience for undergraduates from all disciplines to immerse themselves in the skills needed to help them develop new business concepts and apply these skills a team-based business concept competition. Teams of five students from each of the EEC member institutions come together for one week in August at a host school. EIW recently received the 2010 Innovative Pedagogy Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
This summer the event will be hosted at Hiram Colelge, August 4-9, 2012. The EIW is an all-expenses paid, residential program enabling students the chance to work with and learn from students from 11 other regional colleges and universities and compete for prize money to launch your business.
Immersion Week Website
The Entreprenership Education Website website ImmersionWeek.org is updated regularly and contains all the current data on the event.
EIW 2013 at Hiram College
Sunday August 4th - Friday August 9th