Entrepreneurial Opportunities & Design Competitions
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CIMIT Student Technology Prize for Primary HealthcareTechnologies that will improve access to medical care, leverage the skills of caregivers, automate routine tasks, increase workflow efficiency, support patients with chronic disease, increase compliance with care protocols, reduce medical error, or augment the physician-patient relationshiptop prize = $150,000Short pre-proposals from students are due by April 18, 2016.https://apf.partners.org/student-prize/index
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Arch Grants - Global Startup CompetitionStartups should demonstrate a plan to reach national or international impact. Additionally, we like to see some progress against the concept (e.g.; a prototype, minimum viable product, etc.Winning teams = $50,000accepting applications year roundhttp://archgrants.org/competition/
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Student Entrepreneurship Competition (Discovery Competition-WUSTL)Looks for students to use their creativity to develop solutions for real-world problems and to compete for financial resources that could help turn their ideas into businessesWinning teams = $25,000Late October - Early Novemberhttp://engineering.wustl.edu/current-students/outside-classroom/discovery-competition/Pages/default.aspx
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Boeing Challenge (Skandalaris Center)The goal of the competition is to commercialize Boeing’s patents in non-traditional markets for Boeing while giving WashU students business exposure.Winning team = $2,500Fall and Springhttp://skandalaris.wustl.edu/boeing-challenge/
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The Skandalaris Cup (formerly Olin Cup)WUSTL students, postdocs, and recent graduates starting a for-profit venture$170,000 in award given to 8 teams
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Suren G. Dutia and Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Award (Skandalaris Center)Washington University in St. Louis students, postdoctoral researchers, and recent alumni who are creating ventures that are scalable, sustainable, and quick-to-market with proof of concept and a broad impact. up to $50,000 AwardMay - Check webhttp://skandalaris.wustl.edu/funding/global-impact-award/
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VentureWell BMEideaThe world needs more effective, functional and affordable technology solutions to clinical medical problems. With the BMEidea competition, the nation’s leading competition for biomedical and bioengineering students, we challenge students to pioneer a health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need.First Place: $10,000
Second Place: $5,000
Third Place: $2,500
April 5, 2017https://venturewell.org/students/bmeidea/
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E-Team student grantOur E-Team Program gives university students the chance to move new tech ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial potential.funding up to $25,000Fall, Winter and Spring deadlines, check websitehttps://venturewell.org/student-grants/
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Lemelson-MIT Student PrizeThe Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country.

The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy; healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, or consumer devices.
$10,000 - $15,000Registration Deadline: September 30http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize
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Collegiate Inventors CompetitionRepresent the original idea and work of a student or team of no more than four students with mentorship from a university advisor.
Be submitted by students who meet our full-time eligibility requirement.
Individual entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in any U.S. college or university for at least part of the 12-month period prior to entry.
Teams must include at least one member who meets this requirement, and all remaining members must be enrolled at least part-time at some point during the 12-month period prior to entry.
Be complete, workable and well-articulated.
For example, there must be evidence the invention has been reduced to practice.
Prove capable of being reproduced.
Be submitted in English.
http://collegiateinventors.org/application-information/
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Rice 360° Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design CompetitionCriteria for entering the Design Competition:
Teams of undergraduate students from any major.
Design must address a global health need using a technical approach.
Projects can emanate from coursework or other extracurricular activities.
Teams should incorporate the design constraints encountered in providing healthcare in resource-limited settings.
Entries will be judged on the quality of the problem definition, the effectiveness and potential impact of the design solution, and the likelihood that the design solution can be successful in improving healthcare delivery in a low-resource setting.
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Teams can apply for a travel award, see website.
Registration is due on February 10, 2017http://www.rice360.rice.edu/design-competition
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