The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is gearing up for "Pitch Day.' Four teams have been chosen finalists for this year. These teams will pitch their ideas live to a panel of industry judges in a "Shark Tank"-type event. Ryan Prestel, CEO of JadeTrack will speak at 4PM. Come see how these enterprising students will do, and who will win the $7,000 first prize!
The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is a university-wide student competition to create innovative solutions to real-world media and communication problems. It is open to all Ohio University students, regardless of major. The goal is to harness the creativity of Ohio University students to develop new and innovative products, tools, or strategies that could be the basis for a startup business or a new entrepreneurial venture by an established company.
The Challenge has a total of prize pot of $18,000, with the first-place team receiving $7,000. The second prize team will win $2,500, and there will be two honorable mentions of $1,000. In addition, there will be a diversity-enhancement prize pool of $1,500 — an incentive for ideas that address underserved and underrepresented audiences.
The Scripps Innovation Challenge is considered one of the nation’s premiere student innovation contests. And in addition to hefty cash prizes, it offers a unique learning experience that past participants have used to build their resume and land great jobs.
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A half dozen news outlets and nonprofit groups have partnered with Ohio University’s Scripps Innovation Challenge this year by posing real-world media and communication problems to be solved by student competitors in the 5th annual contest. Read More
Four student teams have been named finalists in this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge and will compete for a $13,000 prize pot in the annual competition to come up with innovative solutions to media and communication industry challenges. Read More
The 5th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge kicks off this year’s activities with a “Hackathon” on October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schoonover 380. Read More
The Scripps Innovation Challenge announced it is seeking solutions for local issues and an environmental concern and has scheduled workshops. Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (September 12, 2016)—The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is set to host a Kickoff and Mingle event for this year’s competition in Schoonover Center, 4th floor from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Read More