The competition aims to engage through discovery and innovation for the benefit of the educational experience. We encourage students and faculty to develop interdisciplinary student groups for this competition.Together, we can foster creativity and remarkable innovation at Augusta University. The event is public and open to the community. Award funds are to be distributed through scholarship funds in student financial aid accounts.
Competition Date: March 30th, 2023.
From November-March we provide workshops and events leading up to a pitch competition where each team will have 5 minutes to present an idea on how to solve a problem for non-profits. Evaluation of the submitted entries will be completed by close of presentation event.
“It was the best two hours of my academic time spent in many months. It was a great opportunity connect with students, faculty, and business leaders in the community on the importance of creativity and innovation to address community issues.”
-Student team member from Innovate 2022
"The majority of survey respondents saw an increase in demands for service throughout the pandemic. From distributing food to newly jobless people to administering COVID-19 tests, providing childcare services, and filling in gaps in public health. Americans have relied on nonprofit services throughout the pandemic to meet their physical and mental health needs."-501c .com summary from the NFF summary report
We have reserved a spot for you!
All sessions are open to all Augusta University faculty, students, and staff.
Innovate Kickoff Event:
NOVEMBER 17, 2022
Location: JSAC COFFEE HOUSE
Identify a Challenge Workshop, Meet & Greet
Design Thinking Workshop
Statup Catalyst Speaker
How to Pitch Your Idea
Team Submissions Due by Midnight
MARCH 17, 2023
Announced Top Ten Finalists
MARCH 22, 2023
Final Prep Session
MARCH 23-24, 2023 (TBD)
Pitch Competition & Awards Ceremony
MARCH 30, 2023
Scott Thorp, MFA
Vahé Heboyan, PhD
Lynsey Steinberg, MSMI, CMI