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Fall 2017 Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
12:00 am

 

Fall 2017 Schurz Innovation Challenge at Purdue

Application link on website and below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynwrybUFoaK96JgwXKrLa3vS7hAoZVDTNWQS68KbpeK0YVA/viewform

 

The Purdue Foundry is hosting the eighth Schurz Communications Innovation Challenge at Purdue University   

 

The challenge is a chance for Purdue University students to test their creativity and skills in the area of online and mobile media technology.

 

 

2017 Important Dates:

Deadline to enter: November 22
Event: December 7

Teams are encouraged to meet with competition mentor (contact the foundry at foundry@prf.org)

 

 

Who should participate?

Any Purdue student, or team that includes a Purdue student, who would like to:

  • Work in online media technology
  • Has an innovative idea in the area of media technology
  • Would like to work on developing and creating a prototype for their idea with the guidance of an experienced mentor
  • Of course, win prize money

 

What are the rules and guidelines?

  • Any Purdue student, graduate and undergraduate (each person can only be on one team)
  • No limit to number of team members
  • Teams may seek assistance from Schurz, Purdue Foundry, or any other university or external resource
  • Purdue Foundry will provide teams with guidance on a scheduled basis and as needed
  • The idea and work must be your own
  • You will maintain ownership of your innovation

 

What are the judging criteria?

  • Presentation (ability to ‘sell’ the idea)
  • Completeness of the project
  • Coolness factor
  • Working software/prototype
  • Documented data analysis, discovery or method
  • Membership concept with documented customer validation

 

Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place - $5,000
  • 2nd Place - $3,500
  • 3rd Place - $1,500
  • Crowd Favorite - $500 (voted for by the crowd)

 

The Purdue Foundry Link:

http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/bdmce/competitions/schurz-innovation-challenge.php

 

Schurz link:
https://www.schurz.com/

 

Event Website